Kokoda

Version: Unabridged
Author: Paul Ham
Narrator: Peter Byrne
Genres: History, Military
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Published In: November 2012
# of Units: 17 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

In a unique and balanced portrayal, renowned journalist Paul Ham recounts both the Australian and Japanese perspectives of the events on the hellish Papuan jungle trail where thousands fought and died during World War II. It was a war without mercy, fought back and forth along 90 miles of river crossings, steep inclines and precipitous descents, with both sides wracked by hunger and disease, and terrified of falling into enemy hands. Defeat was unthinkable: the Australian soldier was fighting for his homeland against an unyielding aggressor; the Japanese ordered to fight to the death in a bid to conquer 'Greater East Asia.' Paul Ham captures the spirits of those soldiers and commanders who clashed in this war of exceptional savagery, and tells of the brave souls on both sides of the campaign whose courage and sacrifices must never be forgotten.

Author Details

Author Details

FitzSimons, Peter

Peter FitzSimons is one of the Sydney Morning Herald s and Sun Herald s -most popular columnists, broadcasts daily on Radio 2UE and is a regular contributor to the International Herald Tribune and the London Daily Telegraph. He is the author of seventeen books, including biographies of Nancy Wake, Nene King, John Eales and Steve Waugh. His latest book is Tobruk. He lives with his family in Sydney.

Ham, Paul

Paul Ham is the author of the highly acclaimed Kokoda and the Australia correspondent of the London Sunday Times. He was born and educated in Australia and lives in Sydney, having spent several years working in Britain as a journalist and publisher.