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The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific
The Ghost Mountain Boys Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific Author:James Campbell A harrowing portrait of a largely forgotten campaign that pushed one battalion to the limits of human suffering. — Despite their lack of jungle training, the 32nd Division?s ?Ghost Mountain Boys? were assigned the most grueling mission of the entire Pacific campaign in World War II: to march over the 10,000-foot Owen Stanley Mountains to protect ... more »the right flank of the Australian army during the battle for New Guinea. Reminiscent of the classics like Band of Brothers and The Things They Carried, The Ghost Mountain Boys is part war diary, part extreme-adventure tale, and?through letters, journals, and interviews?part biography of a group of men who fought to survive in an environment every bit as fierce as the enemy they faced. Theirs is one of the great untold stories of the war.
?Campbell started out with history, but in the end he has written a tale of survival and courage of near-mythic proportions.?
?America in WWII magazine
?In this compelling and sprightly written account, Campbell shines a long-overdue light on the equally deserving heroes of the Red Arrow Division.?
Interesting tale of warfare in a part of WWII you might not have ever heard about. If you believe that MacArthur was a great General, you need to read this book. He comes across as an arrogant uninformed "leader" who sacrificed thousands of men due to his stupidity. He could have prevented a terrible waste of soldiers with different tactics (like starving out the enemy instead of a frontal attack). In press releases he made himself sound like he was leading his troops but never ever got close to the front and then lied to make himself look good. The heroism of these National Guard troops is astounding. This book needs to be made into a motion picture.