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Peter Ryan

Fear Drive My Feet

Classic memoir of an 18-year-old Australian soldier behind enemy lines in New Guinea in World War II. Some of the least known heroes of the New Guinea campaign in World War II were the Australians who patrolled sparsely inhabited and little known areas of the territory in order to maintain friendly relations with the natives in isolated villages and to watch the movements of the Japanese. In 1942 and 1943, Peter Ryan was one of those men patrolling in the wild country of the Huon Peninsula, only a short distance from Lae, then occupied in great strength by the enemy. Fear was Ryan's constant companion. Fear Drive My Feet is an impressive story of endurance and quiet courage. It also gives an unforgettable picture of the beauty of New Guinea and of the charm and nobility of its people.
331 printed pages
Original publication
2001

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