D-Day New Guinea

The extraordinary story of the battle for Lae and the greatest combined airborne and amphibious operation of the Pacific War

Phillip Bradley
AUD $32.99

The most complete telling 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' - Japanese military saying

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.

Author bio:

PHILLIP BRADLEY, author of the ground-breaking Hell's Battlefield, is a leading Australian military historian. He lived in Lae for two years and has spent many years since researching the battle for Lae.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781760632588
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: April 2019
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: History

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