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Australia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea

Dean, Peter

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By January 1943, Australia had emerged from the shadow of war in a strong position. The victories in 1942 at Kokoda, Guadalcanal, Buna, Gona and Sanananda had secured the northern coastlines of Papua and Australia. Australian forces were now poised for a full scale offensive to liberate New Guinea from the Japanese, the largest and most complicated operations in their history. Australia 1943 explores the high point of Australia's influence on operations and strategy in the South West Pacific, a...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDean, Peter
dc.contributor.editorDean, Peter J.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:38:34Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781107037991
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/56797
dc.description.abstractBy January 1943, Australia had emerged from the shadow of war in a strong position. The victories in 1942 at Kokoda, Guadalcanal, Buna, Gona and Sanananda had secured the northern coastlines of Papua and Australia. Australian forces were now poised for a full scale offensive to liberate New Guinea from the Japanese, the largest and most complicated operations in their history. Australia 1943 explores the high point of Australia's influence on operations and strategy in the South West Pacific, a campaign that has been traditionally overshadowed by the drama of Kokoda. It investigates critical operations from January 1943 to April 1944, including Salamaua, Lae/Nadzab, Finschhafen, Shaggy Ridge, the Markham Valley and the Huon Peninsula. Australia 1943 is the first detailed single-volume study of Australia's military operations in the Pacific during 1943 - Australia's 'finest hour' in the Second World War.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleAustralia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor160604 - Defence Studies
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5530201xPUB375
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationDean, Peter, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.1017/CBO9781107445239
dc.date.updated2020-12-06T07:23:45Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationPort Melbourne
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84923404859
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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