The Rich Girl, The Poor Girl, The Coastwatcher And Me: Anecdotes And Reminiscences From The Collected Papers Of Justin Bornmann by Ray Johnston, Available from Smashwords, $US4.99, Published April 2015. ISBN: 9781310434945
MY new book has just been released. It’s about the Coastwatchers of World War II PNG and the tribesmen who fought beside them armed with nothing more than shotguns and spears.
The story of secret operations behind the lines in Japanese-occupied New Britain will resonate with people connected with Papua New Guinea.
Some of you may recall my earlier book about the fall of Rabaul in 1942 which was, as with this new book, drawn from the experiences of real people and based on history.
But be prepared for more than a rollicking ride down memory lane, because here contemporary stories about the international black market in timber and children orphaned by war and disease are interwoven with events inspired by true stories from the war.