The Hard Slog: Australians In The Bougainville Campaign, 1944-45 (Australian Army History Series)

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The Hard Slog: Australians in the Bougainville Campaign, 1944-45 (Australian Army History Series)

The Hard Slog: Australians in the Bougainville Campaign, 1944-45 (Australian Army History Series)

The island of Bougainville in the South Pacific was the site of one of the largest and most gruelling campaigns fought by Australian forces during the Second World War. During the offensive against the Japanese from November 1944 to August 1945, more than 500 Australians were killed and two Victoria Crosses were awarded. A veteran later described Bougainville as 'one long bloody hard slog'. Despite this, little is known about the campaign, which was dismissed as an unnecessary and costly operation. In the first major study of the Bougainville campaign since publication of the official history in 1963, Karl James argues that it was in fact a justifiable use of Australia's military resources. He draws on original archival research, including wartime reports and soldiers' letters and diaries, to illustrate the experience of Australian soldiers who fought in the campaign. James shows that it fulfilled the Australian government's long-standing plans for victory in the Second World War. Generously illustrated with over forty photographs, this important book tells the story of a campaign often overlooked or ignored in Australia's military history.

Specification of The Hard Slog: Australians in the Bougainville Campaign, 1944-45 (Australian Army History Series)

GENERAL
AuthorDr Karl James
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-101107017327
ISBN-139781107017320
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication Date2012
DIMENSIONS
Height8.5 inch.
Length0.98 inch.
Width5.51 inch.
Weight1.37 pounds pounds.

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