Title: Kokoda to the Sea – A History of the 1942 Campaign in Papua
Author: Sublet, Frank DSO, MC
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: Slouch Hat Publications
Publication Date: 2000
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 192 pages
Comments: For the first time, a history of the critical Kokoda and Gona campaign has been written by a senior officer who participated in the battles which saved Australia from Japanese invasion. Now aged 90, Lt Col Frank Sublet, the former Commanding Officer of the 2/16th Battalion, has provided a detailed analysis of the campaign, covering issues such as the reluctance of the Australian Government to adequately prepare for a campaign in New Guinea; the command problems between MacArthur and Blamey, and the subsequent dismissal of Potts, Allen and Rowell; the operational difficulties in fighting such a campaign .