Description - Descent Into Hell by Peter Brune
There have been many Weary Dunlop books published which focus on one individual, one POW camp or one incident such as a particular death march. This book will be a comprehensive account of the Australians in the jungles of Asia in World War 2 written in the style of A Bastard of a Place. The book will be a celebration/commemoration of the men involved but will also address many unresolved controversies and issues. It will be based where possible on oral histories.
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(230mm x 152mm x 60mm)
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Author Biography - Peter Brune
Peter Brune is one of Australia's leading military historians. He is author of the bestselling and highly acclaimed A Bastard of a Place: the Australians in Papua, as wll as Those Ragged Bloody Heroes: from the Kokoda Trail to Gona Beach 1942, The Spell Broken: exploding the myth of Japanese invincibility and We Band of Brothers: a biography of Ralph Honner, soldier and statesman and is co-author with Neil McDonald of 200 Shots: Damien Parer and George Silk and the Australians at War in New Guinea. He lives in Adelaide.