The Australian forces were involved in many actions in the Second World War, starting off in North Africa and when Japan entered the War seeing action in Malaya. But of all the actions for which the Australian forces are known, arguably it is the fighting on the Kokoda Track, a 96 kilometre single file path over the centre of the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea which is most famous, at least in Australia.
It was a spirited defence of the Australian territory of Papua New Guinea, and against the threat of invasion of Australia itself. More than 600 Australians were killed and some 1680 wounded during perhaps the most significant battle fought by Australians in World War II. Read more
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