Brent D. Taylor is a published author with an interest in extreme achievers. His books are: The Outsider’s Edge: The Making of Self-made Billionaires and The Creative Edge: Insights from the Lives of the World’s Most Famous Outsiders. He is currently writing a book about great generals of the European western front of World War II. Brent is a Committee member of the Military History and Heritage Victoria.
The Battle for the Beachheads, as it became known, followed the Kokoda Campaign and lasted around two months from mid-November 1942 to mid-January 1943.
When war broke out in the Northern Hemisphere in 1939, the British called upon their Australian allies for support.
Prof Helliwell opened her excellent presentation to an audience of 39 explaining about the secret Allied operations to take back Sarawak from the occupying Japanese in 1945.
Mark Latchford opened his excellent presentation to an audience of 26 explaining that he inherited his grandfather’s (Ern) trunk of several hundred letters written to his fiancé during WWI.
Professor Blaxland opened his presentation to an audience of 31 explaining that the presentation and book about Niche Wars was the result of a conference run by MHHV in Brisbane.
In opening, Dr Dapin quipped, to an audience of 30, that his father fought the Korean War from the Sherwood Forest and then from Germany while doing UK national service […]
In addressing an audience of 25, Dr Monteath explained how he had written his book largely through the eyes of several high-profile participants, particularly Johnny Peck of the Australian 2/7th […]
In his presentation to an audience of 34, Robert Hadler, brought to life the tragic events surrounding to the murder, on 12 March 1942, of a lowly stoker Jack Riley […]