By Peter Dean

via January 1943, Australia had emerged from the shadow of struggle in a powerful place. The victories in 1942 at Kokoda, Guadalcanal, Buna, Gona and Sanananda had secured the northern coastlines of Papua and Australia. Australian forces have been now poised for an entire scale offensive to free up New Guinea from the japanese, the biggest and most intricate operations of their heritage. Australia 1943 explores the excessive element of Australia's impact on operations and procedure within the South West Pacific, a crusade that has been typically overshadowed by way of the drama of Kokoda. It investigates serious operations from January 1943 to April 1944, together with Salamaua, Lae/Nadzab, Finschhafen, Shaggy Ridge, the Markham Valley and the Huon Peninsula. Australia 1943 is the 1st specific single-volume examine of Australia's army operations within the Pacific in the course of 1943 - Australia's 'finest hour' within the moment global War.

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