New Guinea

The Allied Jungle Campaign in World War II

Jon Diamond

 
Publication date:
August 2015
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military Photo Series
Illustration :
432
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811715560

Dimensions : 279 X 216 mm
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£15.95

Overview
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• Visual history of the Allied battles for New Guinea during 1942-44.
• Hundreds of photos of this important Pacific theater campaign showing soldiers, vehicles, weapons and equipment, terrain, living conditions, medical care, prisoners, and much more.
• Captions expertly describe photos and narrate the major events of the campaign.
• Perfect complement to the narrative accounts in the Stackpole Military History Series.
• Ideal reference for military history fans, scholars, modelers, and reenactors.

New Guinea describes in archival photographs with accompanying detailed captions and chapter narratives the conflict between the Australian-American forces under General MacArthur in combating the tenacious Japanese first in Papua in 1942-43 and then along the entire northern coast of the world's second largest island in 1943-44 to both isolate the Japanese bastion at Rabaul and pave the way for the American invasion of the Philippine Islands in 1944-45.

REVIEWS

As usual with this series it is packed full of good clear archive photos, giving an excellent insight into the campaign … The variety of the images is fascinating and the limited visibility of fighting in a jungle is obvious from so many of them.
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