The Bulldog Track

eAudio - unabridged
(6.32 hours)
Product Number: TCM2737
Released: Dec 01, 2018
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781528846080
Narrator(s): Peter Phelps
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

March 1942: The world is at war. Too old to fight and with jobs scarce at home, Tom Phelps found work as a carpenter in the goldfields of the New Guinea Highlands. No one expected the Japanese to attack in the Pacific. But they did. Tom and his mates weren't going to hang around and wait to be killed. With escape routes bombed by the Japanese, their only option was to try to reach safety by foot, through some of the most rugged terrain on Earth - the Bulldog Track. Back home in Sydney, Rose Phelps, their son, George, and three daughters, Joy, Shirley and Ann, waited for news of Tom's fate. George watched the horrors of war unfold on newsreels knowing his dad was 'over there'. Travelling by foot, raft, canoe, schooner, train, luck and courage, Tom Phelps, half-starved and suffering malaria, would eventually make it home. His stories of New Guinea would lead his son and grandson to their own experiences with the country.

Author(s): Peter Phelps
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2018

All Formats/Editions

CD
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Author(s): Peter Phelps
Narrator(s): Peter Phelps
Product Number CX4861
Released: Dec 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528846066
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Peter Phelps
Narrator(s): Peter Phelps
Product Number MPCD3787
Released: Dec 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528846073

Professional reviews

"Award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, shares the incredible tale of his grandfather’s survival on The Bulldog Track – the ‘other Kokoda Track’. Peter Phelps is one of Australia’s best-loved actors, regularly appearing in film, television and theatre productions. He is an AFI and Logie award winner and has directed episodes of All Saints and Home and Away. In 1994 he wrote the bestselling book Sex without Madonna: True confessions of a hired gun in Tinseltown (a wry look at his years in Hollywood). This is his second book, a very personal account of his grandfather’s amazing survival and escape from New Guinea during WWII."

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