Kokoda: That Bloody Track
The battles along the Kokoda Track were a shared misery for all who took part. For Australian men and women who were shipped to Port Moresby it was the last line of defence before the Australian mainland was invaded by an implacable and faceless enemy. Helped by the local men of the New Guinea highlands the poorly equipped Militia - boys and young men from Australian cities - faced veterans of the Imperial Japanese Army's Nankaishitai (South Seas force) under terrible conditions in the highlands of the Owen Stanley Ranges. Z Beach True Comics tells a story of misery and sacrifice of all who served. This is a pictorial and factual account of Kokoda told In the voices of those who suffered...39 Battalion privates, a Japanese corporal in the advance butai, nurses, and the generals who fought to defend their nations. To bring the story closer in life, those who took part are quoted, from their diaries and letters. An appendix holds original diaries and orders to add a further level of understanding.