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Title: Only One Masta. "The Third Force: ANGAU's New Guinea War 1942-46" by Alan Powell [review]
Authors: Dillon, Hugh
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
World War II
World War Two
World War 2
Kokoda Trail
Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit
Papua New Guineau
Damien Parer
Oxford University Press
Australian Army History Unit
Port Moresby
Pacific Islands Regiment
Native Labour Companies
Papua New Guinea
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Dillon, Hugh 2003. Only One Masta. Review of "The Third Force: ANGAU's New Guinea War 1942-46" by Alan Powell. 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 54.
Series/Report no.: No 255
Abstract: Unattractive as some aspects of ANGAU’s régime may have been, the battle could not have been won without it. But it is the native peoples who emerge from this fascinating and powerful account as the true heroes of the campaign. What gives the book its particular authority is that Powell articulates the stories of individual men who served within ANGAU’s ranks, and their often extraordinary feats. He accurately sums up their contribution: ‘ANGAU’s men, black and white, were the essential force behind the Allied war machine in New Guinea; a symbiosis that carried the seeds of victory.’ Powell’s fine book is a worthy tribute to those strong, brave men of PNG.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/521
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 255 - October, 2003

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