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By Peter Brune

'. . . Brune's booklet is a well timed reminder that regardless of the warmest alliances, international locations occasionally need to get up and shop themselves.' - The Weekend Australian monetary Review

'. . . A Bastard of a Place undeniably ranks because the most sensible ebook ever written concerning the Aussie battles in Papua . . . Very hugely suggested, and positively the best books of the year.' - invoice Stone, Stone + Stone moment international conflict Books website

In 1942 and early 1943 Papua New Guinea used to be 'a bastard of a spot' to struggle a struggle. Peter Brune provides us the ultimate, all-encompassing tale of the 5 battles that modified Australia without end.

Peter's compelling narrative resonates with the voices of either the well-trained AIF volunteer, and the younger defense force conscript who triumphed jointly. He interviewed enormous quantities of those squaddies and himself travelled the treacherous terrain and bloody battlegrounds the place such a lot of in their pals perished. Peter finds the interior tale of the way Generals MacArthur and Blamey sacrificed a number of the senior Australian box commanders as scapegoats to guard their very own positions.

A Bastard of a Place restores Milne Bay, Gona, Buna and Sanananda to their rightful position beside Kokoda to what they need to jointly be for all Australians sacred ground.

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