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A story of young Australians' mateship and bravery against all odds in WWII

For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved. In this new edition of his bestselling account of this seminal battle, Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story specially geared for high-school age readers.

Conditions on the track were hellish - rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition supplies were practically non-existent and the men constantly battled malaria and dysentery, as well as the Japanese.

Kokoda was a defining battle for Australia - a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track - and defeated them.

Prase for the original edition:
'an engrossing narrative, beautifully controlled by a master storyteller' The Sydney Morning Herald

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
October 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Australia
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
6.6
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-9

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