The Lost Battlefield of Kokoda
Brian Freeman knows the Kokoda Trail better than almost any other living Australian. The former Specialist Forces soldier has set records running the length of it and led dozens of treks along it for his adventure travel company. But in more than a decade of involvement with the trail, even he never suspected the secret held by the villagers of Alola, a tiny community perc...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by PanMacmillan Australia
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Brought back some memories reading this informative book. On 15 August 1985 I spent a couple of hours exploring the area on both sides of Eora Creek, scene of the now known to be a major battlefield during the retreat of the Japanese along the Kokoda Track. While I had done considerable research prior to going there, I was unaware of the "lost battlefield" higher up. An arduous walk in and out from Alola Village where my two companions and I enjoyed the hospitality of the Alola people for the be...more
Brian Freeman served as a captain with Special Forces of the Australian Army. Since 2000 he has worked running treks along the Kokoda Trail and adventure courses around the world. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.More about Brian Freeman...