Australia in New Guinea, 1914: the Campaign on Land & Sea in the Pacific During the First World War (Paperback)
Conflict in the jungle and on tropical seas
When the First World War broke out Allied and German colonies all over the globe quite suddenly found themselves engaged in hostilities with those who had been peaceful neighbours. The conflicts in Africa are particularly well known, but Australia (which would send troops to fight on the Western Front, in the Dardanelles and the Middle East) had first to contend with the German force much closer to home on the island of New Guinea. This fascinating episode of tropical warfare in one of the side-show theatres of the war will enthral all students of the period. The war at sea in the southern oceans at this time is probably more familiar to readers. Royal Australian Navy destroyers and submarines were at work in the Pacific and notably the roving German raider, the battlecruiser SMS Emden, was brought to account by the Australian light cruiser, HMAS Sydney. This special Leonaur edition contains two distinct but interconnected narratives for good value.
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