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Ralph Honner: Kokoda Hero is the tale of 1 of Australia's nice global battle II battalion commanders.

Honner fought as a junior officer within the first and positive North African battles of Bardia, Tobruk and Derna. He then took half within the heartbreaking and disastrous campaigns in Greece and Crete the place he was once one of many final Australians to be evacuated by way of submarine-three months after Crete's fall.

But it was once in the course of 1942, at Isurava at the Kokoda path and on the jap beachhead of Gona in Papua New Guinea, that Ralph Honner performed a decisive function within the making of an Australian legend. Worshipped via his males, he used to be seriously wounded in 1943 and, after a protracted convalescence, served Australia with contrast as a public servant, political determine and diplomat.

Written through one in every of Australia's bestselling army background authors, who knew Ralph Honner and had entry to his inner most letters and papers, Ralph Honner: Kokoda Hero comprises gripping, action-packed descriptions of the struggling with in North Africa, Greece, Crete and Papua New Guinea. the tale of a extraordinary guy, it covers occasions from Honner's youth within the final vestiges of pioneering Australia via to his wonderful political and diplomatic occupation, spanning approximately a century of his nation's background.

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