Shortlist year: 
2015
Shortlist category: 
Australian history
Published by: 
Allen & Unwin

About the book

Book cover Descent into Hell by Peter Brune

Descent into Hell is the definitive story of the Australian campaign in Southeast Asia during World War II.

This account unpicks the myths and legends of the Malayan Campaign, the fall of Singapore and the subsequent horrors of the Thai-Burma Railway, going to the heart of Australian experience.