Ralph Honner: Kokoda Hero

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Allen & Unwin, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 354 pages

The definitive biography of one of the great heroes of the Kokoda Trail, this recollection tells the story of one of Australia’s great World War II battalion commanders. Written by a leading authority on the subject who had access to private letters and papers, this gripping, action-packed narrative describes the war’s battles in North Africa, Greece, Crete, and Papua New Guinea. Yet, at its heart, this is the story of a remarkable man, covering events from his adolescence in the last vestiges of pioneering Australia to his distinguished political and diplomatic career, spanning nearly a century of his nation's history.

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About the author (2008)

Peter Brune is a leading authority on the Australian campaigns in New Guinea in World War II. He is the author of A Bastard of a Place, The Spell Broken, and Those Ragged Bloody Heroes and the coauthor of 200 Shots: Damien Parer and George Silk and the Australians at War in New Guinea.

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