The Last Blue Sea Author:David Forrest This is the story of a war fought long ago along the jungle trails of New Guinea -- The Kokoda Trail, and the Missim, and others without a name. — From Port Moresby, on the southern coast, the trails lead upward, over razor-backed ridges, through black, rotting forests to the cold, mist-drenched passes of the towering Owen Stanley Range. — Here, i... more »n the last months of 1942, a few brigades of Australian soldiers fought and annihilated 20,000 Imperial Japanese Marines in a campaign that has become almost a legend of the Pacific War.
David Forrest served with the Australian Army in New Guinea. THE LAST BLUE SEA is his prize-winning Australian novel of a section of infantry in the savage jungle fighting that ended on the beaches of Buna and Salamaua. It is one of the half-dozen really superb combat novels of World War II.« less