The third force: Angau's New Guinea War, 1942-46

Alan Powell

In The third force, Alan Powell reassesses Australia’s record as a colonial power and examines the role both the Allied forces and the Papua New Guineans played in winning the New Guinea campaigns during the Second World War. He argues that there could have been no New Guinea victory without the immense contribution of the native peoples.

The Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGUA) superseded the civilian governments of Papua and New Guinea early in 1942 and administered the area until mid-1946. The third force traces the major aspects of ANGUA's war. It provides a full-length study of Papua New Guinean interaction with Australian and US armed forces during the Second World War.

Hard cover, photographs, 292 pages.

The third force: Angau's New Guinea War, 1942-46
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