Desperate fight to hold New Guinea
29th August 1942: Outnumbered Australian troops make a determined stand in the steaming jungles of Papua New Guinea
West of Solomon Islands -where the US Marines where holding on - lay Papua New Guinea. The Japanese had attempted - and failed - to seize Port Moresby on the southern coast, which would have given them a base just north of Australia, dominating Allied supply routes. …
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