Two Australian soldiers cool off in a stream after a patrol in the Wonginara area of New Guinea (in the Torricelli mountains inland from Dagua). Signalman H Hobson pours a hatful of water over Private L Thwaites of 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion. While the Americans were liberating the Philippines, the Australians faced thousands of Japanese holding out in New Guinea, the Solomons and New Britain.
World War 2 Photos and Facts on Instagram: “Australian soldiers belonging to the 2/1st Battalion, 6th (Australian) Division, take a rest after marching along the "Kokoda Track", New…”
6,017 Likes, 43 Comments - World War 2 Photos and Facts (@the_ww2_memoirs) on Instagram: “Australian soldiers belonging to the 2/1st Battalion, 6th (Australian) Division, take a rest after…”
Wartime Issue 23 - New Guinea Offensive | The Australian War Memorial
A New Guinean bearers carrying a stretcher down a steep slope from Shaggy Ridge to a dressing station at Guy’s Post. In the centre of the photograph the Faria River runs into the Ramu Valley. Reference number 064244
1942-12-04. NEW GUINEA. GONA. TYPICAL AUSTRALIAN WHO IS FIGHTING IN THE GONA AREA. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN LESS THAN 100 YARDS FROM THE JAPANESE POSITIONS. (NEGATIVE BY G. SILK). Australian War Memorial
The Battle Of Buna: Costly For Both Allies and Japanese - Warfare History Network
The Battle of Buna during the defense of Australia in New Guinea saw both sides battle stubborn resistance, harsh jungle, and treacherous mountains.