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The Lost Battlefield of Kokoda

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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, 269 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by PanMacmillan Australia
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Martin
May 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: military-history
Not enough time spent on the 'Lost Battlefield'.
Nikki
The parts about the lost battlefield were interesting, unfortunately you have to wade through a blow-by-blow account of the author's military service (and name dropping) first.
John Nicholson
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
David Vernon
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting tale which gives a brief history of Brian Freeman's life before exploring the issues around the lost battlefield. Ghost written by Tony Park (his name should appear a little more obviously in the book and the acknowledgements) the style is easy to read and compelling. Rather not enough information about the actual battlefield and too much about Brian's business dealings. Nonetheless an interesting book and a good expose of the difficulties of working in PNG and also with getting b ...more
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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.


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