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By: Brett Wright

Lines of Escape

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In January 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army invaded New Guinea, landing on the northern coastal areas of this harsh, remote country.

This book recounts the desperate efforts of missionaries, along with groups of downed allied airmen, ANGAU (Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit), officials and members of the 39th militia Battalion, to escape the invading Japanese army.

Following each groups harrowing story as they made their way through the energy sapping heat of the Papuan jungle, skirmished with Japanese troops, grappled with the, at times dubious, loyalties of the Papuans they encountered, and tried to survive.

Lines of Escape also details the incredible mission undertaken by Australian forces to cripple the Japanese air base at Salamaua.

Brett Wright was a serving police officer in the NSW police force for 15 years. He spent the majority of that time as a frontline officer where he saw and dealt with the worst that humanity has to offer.

During his career, Brett was awarded the Commissioner’s Commendation for Courage. Brett also received the Jim Affleck award for bravery and outstanding policing. He was also twice nominated for Police Officer of the Year by the Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce.

Brett left the police force in October 2016 and began writing shortly after. When not writing, Brett spends his time hiking (including the brutal and iconic Kokoda Track), taking part in running events, travelling and enjoying time with his family.

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