- Australia 1944-45: Victory in the Pacific
Australia 1944-45: Victory in the Pacific
The years 1944 and 1945 were pivotal in the development of Australia's approach to strategy during the Second World War and beyond. While the main battlefront of the Pacific War had moved further north, Australian air, land and sea forces continued to make a significant contribution to the Allied campaign, and towards achieving Australia's strategic interests and objectives. In New Guinea, Australian operations secured territories and released men from service, while in Borneo a highly successful campaign was clouded by uncertain motives and questionable strategy.
Australia 1944–45: Victory in the Pacific examines this complex and fascinating period in Australian military history. Peter Dean leads a team of highly regarded military historians in assessing Australian, Allied and Japanese strategies, the conduct of the campaigns in the Southwest Pacific Area and Australia's significant role in achieving victory.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2015.
Format: Hard cover, 380 pages.
Dimensions: 23.5 cm (h) x 16.0 cm (w) x 2.8 cm (d) / 720 grams.