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Author James, Karl.

Title The hard slog : Australians in the Bougainville campaign, 1944-45 / Karl James
Published Cambridge, [England] ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2012

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 W'PONDS  940.5426592 Jam/Hsa  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 319 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Series Australian army history series
Australian Army history series.
Contents 1. The unnecessary war -- 2. Torokina and the outer islands -- 3. The Central Sector -- 4. The Northern Sector -- 5. The Southern Sector -- 6. Slater's Knoll -- 7. To Buin -- 8. Peace
Summary 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 awarded
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-309) and index
Notes © Karl James 2012
Subject Australia. Australian Army -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Papua New Guinea -- Bougainville Island.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Papua New Guinea.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Papua New Guinea -- Bougainville Island
Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea) -- History -- 1941-1945
Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea) -- History.
LC no. 2012371330
ISBN 9781107017320 (hbk.)
(hbk.)