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Kokoda Track

101 days

Author: Peter Macinnis

Format: 176 pp book

ISBN: 9781876372965  SCIS No: 1303045

Publisher: Black Dog Books 2007

Audience: Student resource

Price: $18.99

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This is the extraordinary story of a small force defeating a much larger one. It is the tale of the 550 men of the 39th Militia Batallion - called chocos because the regular soldiers thought they'd melt under pressure. In eight short and brutal weeks - from 20 August 1942 - these soldiers slowed, and eventually stopped, the advance of 6000 experienced Japanese troops of the Nankai division across the massive Owen Stanley Range.

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