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The Road to Hell

Australian Doctors at War Vol 5 Pearl Harbour to the Fall of Gona
  • ISBN-13: 9781925043778
  • Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS
  • By Robert Likeman
  • Price: AUD $70.00
  • Stock: 208 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 25/10/2023
  • Format: Hardback (245.00mm X 170.00mm) 574 pages Weight: 1620g
  • Categories: Military history [HBW]

Volume five of the "Australian Doctors at War" series covers the period from December 1941 to January 1943, when the Japanese crossed New Guinea, threatening to invade Australia until they were driven back over the Kokoda Track.

Robert Likeman is a graduate of Oxford University, where he studied Classics, Oriental Languages and Medicine. He is a specialist is Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in Tropical Medicine, and in Rural and Remote Medicine. After service in the British Army, he migrated to Australia in 1972. He worked for the Department of External Territories in Papua New Guinea from 1972 to 1979, and was Medical Superintendent of the Womens Hospital in Townsville from 1986 to 1996. He served in the Australian Army as a Reservist and as a Regular Officer for 24 years, and his final posting was as Director of Army Health in Canberra. He was awarded the CSM in 2001. He is the author of five books of military history, and two biographies, and has co-authored a text book of medicine for doctors working in the Third World.

* The Road to Hell is a concise and metiulcous account of the Doctors that served in the war from December 1941 to January 1943, in New Guinea and the Kokoda Track.
* Beautifully formatted and easy to follow.
* Historically significant and superfluously detailed, this book would be useful to historians interested in the subjects and times expanded upon in the book.

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