This little known story grabbed David Dufty’s attention from the moment he discovered Mrs Mac aka Florence Violet McKenzie (nee Wallace) during his research for an earlier book The Secret Code Breakers of Central Bureau.
After the 8th May Battle of the Coral Sea, the Japanese high command having abandoned the attempt to seize Port Moresby by sea put its effort into a land push south across the Owen Stanley Range, landing a large force at Gona on the north east Papua coast on 21st July.
Where Soldiers Lie is not a guidebook to Commonwealth War Graves where our soldiers are buried and commemorated.
The author Catherine Bond is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney.
After enlisting in 1940, Bruce Murray, an unhappily married 24-year-old, was posted to the 25th Battalion, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations is a six-volume project under the general editorship of Professor David Horner, published by Cambridge University Press and covers the story of Australian participation in more than fifty operations in areas of conflict since 1947, and includes details on nearly as many humanitarian operations.
Days before and after the launch of Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944, D-Day, around 13,100 American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and some 7,900 British counterparts of the 6th Airborne Division were dropped behind enemy lines.
This trilogy has been written by two highly acclaimed authors who have virtually ‘lived and breathed’ the history of aviation in the South West Pacific.