Australia's finest war memoir.--Peter Pierce
At age eighteen, Peter Ryan was an intelligence operative, patrolling isolated regions of New Guinea during World War II.
Isolated, with Japanese forces closing in, he endured the hardships of the jungle without adequate supplies, a radio, or even a proper map. His very survival depended on forging relationships with the local tribes, and every choice could lead to catastrophe. For his work, Ryan was awarded the Military Medal and mentioned in dispatches.
Ryan's gripping account has become a classic memoir of the war in the Pacific, rarely out of print in forty years.
Author: Peter Ryan
Publisher: Text Classics
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 0.90d
About the Author
PETER RYAN worked as a newspaper columnist, the director of Melbourne University Press and as an officer of the Victorian Supreme Court. He was an intelligence operative behind enemy lines in New Guinea in World War II. He died in late 2015.