Kokoda: Younger Readers

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Hachette Australia, Oct 25, 2016 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 240 pages
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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

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Kokoda is the story about Australian army forces, sent to cut-off the overwhelming Japanese advance towards Port Moresby, New Guinea in World War 2. Little is known about the battle in Australia, let ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Peter FitzSimons is well known as a journalist, TV personality and author. His bestsellers include Nancy Wake, Ned Kelly, Batavia, Eureka and Kokoda. He lives in Sydney and loves talking to the media - any media, anywhere - as much as they love talking to him.

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