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Kokoda - Peter FitzSimons


Published: 1st April 2005
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Updated edition - with a new foreword by Peter FitzSimons.

For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. Now, bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians.

Conditions on the track were hellish - rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition supplies were practically non-existent and the men constantly battled malaria and dysentery, as well as the Japanese.

Kokoda was a defining battle for Australia - a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track - and defeated them.

In a new chapter Peter FitzSimons looks at the importance and symbolism of Kokoda in our history, and what we can all learn from it personally.

About The Author

Peter FitzSimons is well known as a journalist, TV personality and author. Amongst his bestsellers are the biographies of Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales, together with his amazingly successful biography of Nancy Wake.

He lives in Sydney and embarked on his own Kokoda trek in 2003.


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Fantastic book, a lifelong keepsake

By Robbiedob

from Gumma NSW

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Verified Buyer


  • Broad Appeal
  • Continually Relevant
  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Read Very Moving
  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written


  • No Cons At All

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  • All ages should read
  • Gift
  • Older Readers

Comments about Kokoda:

Well packaged and only took a few days to be delivered and I live in a rural area of NSW.

Totally happy with the services provided and the depth of the range of books etc

Comment on this review

'an engrossing narrative, beautifully controlled by a master storyteller' [Sydney Morning Herald]'This reads like fiction, but it is all fact' [Lieutenant Allan 'Kanga' Moore, 39th Battalion]

ISBN: 9780733619625
ISBN-10: 0733619622
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.75