Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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Retaking KokodaExploiting the Decisive Moment: The Battle of Oivi-Gorari; Chapter 12: Besieging the Japanese; Advancing to the Sea; Bunkering: The Battle of the Beachhead; Progressing Towards Victory, December 1942; Winning the Battle of Buna-Gonam, January 1943; Understanding What the Australians Did Next; Chapter 13: Defeating the Japanese Army: Why the Allies Won; Working Out What the Allied Victory in Papua Achieved; Understanding Why the Australians Won in Papua; Learning From the Battle of Kokoda; Counting Casualties at Kokoda; Part V: Walking the Kokoda Trail.
Standing at IsuravaRearguards and Vanguards: Struggling for Possession; Being Blindsided at Efogi; Defending Ioribaiwa Ridge; Part III: Fighting In the Jungle; Chapter 9: Understanding Jungle Warfare; Defining the Tactics of Jungle War; Patrolling the Jungle; Using Weapons in the Jungle; Flying Over the Jungle; Chapter 10: Feeling Hungry and Sick in the Jungle; Addressing Problems of Supply; Weathering the Wet; Catching Tropical Diseases; Part IV: Chasing the Japanese Out of Papua; Chapter 11: Turning the Tide Against the Japanese; Defeating the Japanese For the First Time; Advancing to Eora.
Understanding What the Japanese KnewExplaining the Japanese and Allied Strategy; Appreciating Why Port Moresby Was Important; Taking Aim at Port Moresby; Considering the Role of Guadalcanal; Chapter 6: Building Up Troops and Assembling the Armies; Mobilising Australians and Local Allies; Sending in the Americans; Engaging the Japanese Army; Fighting Advantages: Arming Each Side; Chapter 7: Making a Fighting Retreat: Kokoda and Deniki; Watching the Japanese Advance; Standing at Kokoda; Considering the Next Moves; Counting Casualties up to Deniki; Chapter 8: Entering the Mountains.
Protecting Pilgrimage and CommemorationWalking the Kokoda Trail Today; Chapter 3: Finding Places of Military Importance; Completing the First Part: Port Moresby to Owers' Corner; Walking the Second Part: Owers' Corner to Kokoda; Covering the Third Part: The North Coast; Noting Japanese Memorials; Part II: Australians in Retreat; Chapter 4: The Pacific War: Setting the Scene; Warring in Europe; Oiling the Wheels of War; The War in the Pacific; Battle of the Coral Sea; Altering the Naval Balance: Midway; Chapter 5: The Papuan Campaign: Spies, Port Moresby and Guadalcanal.
Kokoda For Dummies®, Australian Edition; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book is Organised; Icons Used in This Book; Where To Go From Here; Part I: The Essentials of Kokoda; Chapter 1: Understanding the Significance of the Kokoda Trail; Looking at the Track Before the War; Coming to Terms with the Military History of the Kokoda Trail; Deciding Where the Track Tour Starts and Finishes; Chapter 2: Reasons for Walking the Kokoda Trail; Honouring Heritage and Paying Homage.
Everything you need to know about the Kokoda Trail and its place in Australian historyInterest in the Kokoda Trail is growing rapidly among many Australians, both for its attraction as a hiking destination and for its historical significance. Kokoda For Dummies offers a fast track tool for learning everything you need to know about this unique thoroughfare, in one concise volume. Part history book, part practical guide, Kokoda For Dummies is perfect both for those considering following our Diggers & rsquo; footsteps along & lsquo;the track & rsquo; or armchair travellers who want to learn about its.