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The Battle for Wau
New Guinea's Frontline 1942–1943

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Part of Australian Army History Series

  • Date Published: May 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521896818

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  • The Battle for Wau brings together for the first time the full story of the early World War II conflicts in New Guinea, from the landing of the Japanese at Salamaua in March 1942 to their defeat at Wau in February 1943. Phillip Bradley draws on the recollections of over 70 veterans from the campaign and on his own first-hand knowledge of the region. Beginning with the early commando operations in Salamaua, the story unfolds with the burning of Wau, the clashes around Mubo, the Japanese convoy to Lae and the United States air operation to Wau. The book climaxes with the fortitude of Captain Sherlock's outnumbered company. Desperately fighting an enemy regiment debouching from the rugged unguarded ranges to the east, Sherlock's men fought to hold Wau airfield open for the arrival of vital reinforcements.

    • Combines ground and air operations in one volume
    • 48 photos and 28 maps
    • Material from veteran interviews
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    "Bradley has done a good job of piecing together a 'who was where, when' account of a battle fought over difficult terrain dominated by narrow jungle tracks." -John Burton, Pacifica Affairs

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521896818
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Maps
    Foreword Peter Ryan
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    Prologue
    1. Salamaua Falls
    2. Commandos
    3. Scorched Earth
    4. Undermined
    5. Convoy
    6. Assault on Mubo
    7. 17th Brigade
    8. 'They came like the rain'
    9. 'Lifeblood of green'
    10. Force of arms
    11. Lost airmen
    12. Retreat from Wau
    Conclusion
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Phillip Bradley
    Phillip Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science. He is the author of On Shaggy Ridge and writes for Wartime magazine, as well as After the Battle magazine.

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