A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua

A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua

Peter Brune / May 30, 2020
A Bastard of a Place The Australians in Papua The story of the five battles that changed Australia forever this compelling narrative incorporates hundreds of interviews with the soldiers who fought at Kokoda Milne Bay Gona Buna and Sanananda
  • Title: A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua
  • Author: Peter Brune
  • ISBN: 9781741140118
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The story of the five battles that changed Australia forever, this compelling narrative incorporates hundreds of interviews with the soldiers who fought at Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, and Sanananda in 1942 and 1943 Revealed are the very real and engaging experiences of Generals MacArthur and Blamey and other senior Australian commanders who sacrificed many of their senThe story of the five battles that changed Australia forever, this compelling narrative incorporates hundreds of interviews with the soldiers who fought at Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, and Sanananda in 1942 and 1943 Revealed are the very real and engaging experiences of Generals MacArthur and Blamey and other senior Australian commanders who sacrificed many of their senior field officers as scapegoats to protect their own positions, assisted in the making of false legends, and lied about the outcome of the men who fought the battles.
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    1. A very thorough account of Australian AIF and militia units in PNG during WWII The rarel told battles for Gona, Buna and Sanananda were brutal with many lives lost, probably unnecessary due to MacArthur wanting to boast about the first Pacific victory US forces were at Sanananda so the previous Australian victories did not count.The courage of the foot soldiers, the egos of the generals, the brutality of being captured and the awful conditions the troops had to operate in are told in an honest a [...]



    2. Sought this title out primarily as my grandfather fought in PNG during this stage of the Second World War.Engrossing and easily absorbed despite a fairly heavy page count, I was engaged throughout.Obviously it leans heavily towards it s Australian point of view but it is in no way biased and Brune gives an even assessment of the less popularised political conflicts within the AIF hierarchy itself and of the less than heroic involvement of General MacArthur.Teach from this book in Australian High [...]


    3. Wow I wish I d learned about this when my grandad was still alive I had a fair idea about the war against the Germans, mostly from movies and TV, but had almost no idea about our battle against the Japanese forces and how close Australia came to being invaded I understand now why Grandad had such a dislike of Americans and bureaucrats 2017 is the 75th anniversary of these battles and tomorrow 19 02 2017 marks the anniversary of the first bombing of Darwin I think it s about time we teach what ha [...]


    4. Great book telling the story of Australian diggers in PNG during WWII Lots of detail and local military tactics Many made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of Australia the suffering on both sides was immense The story needs to be widely known Assumes knowledge of wider strategies and would have benefited from some broader scale maps Interesting analysis of personalities in the high command, their lack of knowledge of the real situation on the ground and spin doctoring.


    5. As with most historical military books I ve read This one spends almost all of it s time talking about the men and the top of the command structure and not enough about the men actually doing the deed I m always excited to read these books so I can learn something about what the campaign was like Then I m letdown because it is pretty much just another story about the so called leaders.





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