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D-Day New Guinea Battle for Lae by Phillip Bradley book

D-Day New Guinea Battle for Lae by Phillip Bradley

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D Day New Guinea Battle for Lae and the greatest combined airborne and amphibious operation of the Pacific War by P Bradley

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The most complete history of one of the most significant campaigns of the Pacific War and Australia's role in it.

'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - was a saying within the Japanese military.

The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful large-scale Allied airborne operation of the war. D-Day New Guinea brings together the extraordinary stories of the Australian, American and Japanese participants in this battle, and of the fight against the cloying jungle, the raging rivers and the soaring mountain ranges that made New Guinea such a daunting battlefield.

Phillip Bradley brings a compelling clarity, humanity and new insight into a little known but crucial Australian battle of the Pacific War.

Data sheet

Book Condition:
shop return - slight edge wear to boards otherwise near new - all pages all held tight in bindings
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
Publication Date:
April 2019
Dimensions in mm :
150 x 235 x 27

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