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The Inevitable Hour

From Kokoda to Kure (Volume 6. of "The Doctors at War" Series)
The Inevitable Hour is the sixth and final volume of the “Australian Doctors at War” series, covering the period from January 1943 to the disbanding of the Second Australian Imperial Force in April 1947. Even after, the Japanese had been driven from Papua and New Guinea, they still retained most of the archipelago. The threat to Australia was great, and despite being a then small nation, the country mobilised quickly to disrupt Japenese holdings in Madang, Wewak and Wau. Heroic and heavy fighting ensued. Overcoming the constant influx of wounded men needing treatment, suffering themselves from afflications such as hepatitis, dysentery and depression, aggravated by extreme and tropical climates, Australia’s medical officers were under considerable pressure, during the war and in the monumental demobilisation of the 2nd AIF that followed Japanese defeat.
ROBERT LIKEMAN is a graduate of Oxford University, where he studied Classics, Oriental Languages and Medicine. He is a specialist in 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 Kirwan Hospital for Women in Townsville from 1986 to 1996. In the Australian Army he served as a reservist and as a regular officer for 24 years, including his final posting as Director of Army Health in Canberra. He was awarded the CSM in 2001 and the OAM in 2019. He is the author of seven books of military history and two biographies, and co-author of a textbook of obstetrics and gynaecology for doctors practising in Developing Countries.
* This book is a comprehensive account of the medical corps and their operations of the Kokoda Campaign in January 1943. * It includes the comprehensive biographies of medical officers for the easy edification of readers and history buffs. * It is the most comprehensive.
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