A Very Private War

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A Very Private War
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Publication date

A Very Private War is a 1980 novel by Australian writer Jon Cleary about coastwatchers during World War II.


Mullane, an American coast watcher in New Britain, goes on a mission to uncover the camouflage of the airstrip of a Japanese base. He is accompanied by an Australian officer and captured Japanese officer. Mullane gets the chance to avenge the death of his Japanese wife, killed prior to the war.[1]


  1. ^ Warga, Wayne (4 July 1980). "AUTHOR! AUTHOR!: UPWARDLY PROLIFIC DOWN UNDER". Los Angeles Times. p. e2. 

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