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An excellent history of an horrific campaign,
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This review is from: Kokoda (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book in anticipation of walking the Kokoda Trail myself and only having the faintest of ideas of what the campaign involved.
The book provided extremely informative descriptions from the build-up to the campaign through to its conclusion. It also provides accounts from all perspectives: the politicians, high command, through the ranks to the soldiers on the ground from both the Australian and Japanese sides. It quotes extensively from diaries and papers from the campaign and integrates these well into the history. The writing is gripping without being sensationalist.
It is an excellent read for anyone interested in the Pacific Campaigns of World War II or in walking the Kokoda Trail.