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The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail

Robyn Kienzle

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Hachette Military Collec, Biography, Biography: general, Biography: historical, political & military, Prose: non-fiction, Australasian & Pacific history, History: specific events & topics

The Kokoda story continues to have a very powerful resonance with all Australians, and Bert Kienzle's vital role is acknowledged in all the published accounts - but until now no one has ever told his story. THE ARCHITECT OF KOKODA is now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.

'Bert Kienzle did more than any other single man to make Australian victory possible.' Peter FitzSimons, author of KOKODA

The Kokoda story continues to have a very powerful resonance with all Australians, and Bert Kienzle's vital role is acknowledged in all the published accounts - but until now no one has ever told his story.

If one person 'made' the Kokoda Track, that man was Bert Kienzle. Part Samoan and German/English, born in Fiji and raised in Germany and Australia, he was managing a rubber plantation and gold mine in New Guinea at the outbreak of World War II. He surveyed and established the Track, and spent more time on it than anyone else throughout the campaign - managing and organising the delivery of supplies and men along it.

THE ARCHITECT OF KOKODA is a unique account of a very special part of our history, told by his daughter-in-law with unique access to the central character, and access to all his records and photos. This is the untold story of a true Australian war hero.

Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.

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Praise for The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail

  • Bert Kienzle did more than any other single man to make the Australian victory at Kokoda possible.' - Peter FitzSimons, author of KOKODA

  • This book was an eye-opener . . . should be read by all Australians - ADF JOURNAL

  • This is indeed a unique story of the man who should be remembered by history as the man who blazed the Kokoda Trail. - AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MAGAZINE

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