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Grinding out a victory: Australian and American commanders during the beachhead battles

Dean, Peter


This chapter is about the four senior commanders who served on the northern side of the Owen Stanley Range between November 1942 and January 1943. The setting is one of the most inhospitable places in which to fight a war, and these battles came at a time when the Allies were still recovering from the strategic shock of the Japanese advances of late 1941 and early 1942. It was a campaign fought while the Allies were only just beginning to fully exploit their strategic and operational...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Kokoda: Beyond the Legend
DOI: 10.1017/9781316995617.011


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