Kokoda 1942 - Papua New Guinea - July - November 1942

The battle fought along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea against the Japanese between July and November 1942 was one of the most significant in our history. Never before, or since, have the land forces of a determined enemy come so close to our shores. The photographs and text in this book are a tribute to the thousands of soldiers who served and suffered for Australia in the jungles and mountains of Kokoda in 1942. More than that, the book emphasises the human loss and sacrifice of that terrible campaign. It is also a reminder of the great debt we owe to the people of Papua New Guinea who toiled up the track with our men, brought them their supplies and carried our wounded. Photographs from the Australian War Memorial collection and produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Soft cover, illustrated, 50 pages