Peter Brune

Peter Brune is one of Australia's leading military historians. He is author of the bestselling and highly acclaimed A Bastard of a Place: the Australians in Papua, as wll as Those Ragged Bloody Heroes: from the Kokoda Trail to Gona Beach 1942, The Spell Broken: exploding the myth of Japanese invincibility and We Band of Brothers: a biography of Ralph Honner, soldier and statesman and is co-author with Neil McDonald of 200 Shots: Damien Parer and George Silk and the Australians at War in New Guinea. He lives in Adelaide.

Books by Peter Brune

Descent into Hell

Published: August 2014

The definitive story of the Australian campaign in Southeast Asia during World War II from one of Australia's leading military writers.

Ralph Honner

Published: October 2007

The definitive biography of one of the great heroes of the Kokoda Trail.

Those Ragged Bloody Heroes

Published: August 2005

The definitive account of the Australians on the Kokoda Trail - a story told through the eyes of the Australians who fought there, many of whom have now passed away.

A Bastard of a Place

Published: April 2004

In the spirit of Les Carlyon's bestselling Gallipoli, this book restores Milne Bay, Gona, Buna and Sanananda to their rightful place beside Kokoda as sacred ground, and a vital part of Australian history.

We Band of Brothers

Published: August 2000

The biography of Lieutenant Ralph Honner, one of Australia's best-known soldiers from World War 2.

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