New Guinea. December 1943. Private G. Hull of North Melbourne, Vic, lights a cigarette for a wounded Japanese prisoner of war (POW), lying on a stretcher at a mobile surgical team's headquarters at Kumbarum.

Hull of North Melbourne, Vic, lights a cigarette for a wounded Japanese prisoner of war (POW), lying on a stretcher at a mobile surgical team's headquarters at Kumbarum.

Wreck of the Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbor aboard a truck enroute between Sydney and Melbourne during an exhibition tour to raise money for the naval relief fund, Australia, Nov 1942

[Photo] Wreck of the Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbor aboard a truck enroute between Sydney and Melbourne during an exhibition tour to raise money for the naval relief fund, Australia, Nov 1942

Wreck of the Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbor aboard a truck enroute between Sydney and Melbourne during an exhibition tour to raise money for the naval relief fund, Australia, Nov 1942

Bombed House at Bellevue Hill 8th June 1942. During World War II Australia came under direct attack from Japanese Forces. In June of 1942 Japanese submarines shelled Australia's East Coast. The 8th of June 1942 saw a simultaneous attack on Sydney and Newcastle by Japanese submarines. The objective of the Sydney attack was destruction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The attack on Sydney damaged homes in the Eastern suburbs. The Bellevue Hill area was one of the worst hit areas during the…

Bombed House at Bellevue Hill 8th June 1942. During World War II Australia came under direct attack from Japanese Forces. In June of 1942 Japanese submarines shelled Australia's East Coast. The 8th of June 1942 saw a simultaneous attack on Sydney and Newcastle by Japanese submarines. The objective of the Sydney attack was destruction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The attack on Sydney damaged homes in the Eastern suburbs. The Bellevue Hill area was one of the worst hit areas during the…

Japanese bunker at Buna (top) made from coconut logs, with firing trench at entrance. From Wikipedia.

Japanese bunker at Buna (top) made from coconut logs, with firing trench at entrance. From Wikipedia.

Wreck of the Australian Navy Depot Ship HMAS Kuttabul after being hit by a torpedo during the Japanese Midget Submarine attack at Sydney Harbour NSW on the night of 31st May 1942.

Wreck of the Australian Navy Depot Ship HMAS Kuttabul after being hit by a torpedo during the Japanese Midget Submarine attack at Sydney Harbour NSW on the night of May

A Kittyhawk comes in to land at No. 1 Airstrip, guarded by a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun of the 2/9th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery.

Milne Bay, Papua, September a Bofors gun position manned by the Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, at Gili-Gili airfield. In the background a Kittyhawk is about to land.

Kokoda village and airfield in July 1942

JUL 29 1942 Battle of the Kokoda Track erupts The remote Kokoda airfield high in the tropical jungles was the only airstrip for a hundred miles – the only way of getting troops in and out apart from a long trek.

The Wreck of "HMAS Kuttabul" the morning after the Japanese mini submarine attack on her in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia v@e

The Wreck of "HMAS Kuttabul" the morning after the Japanese mini submarine attack on her in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia v

Location of the Kokoda Trail within Territory of Papua, 1942.  From Wikipedia.

Location of the Kokoda Trail within Territory of Papua, 1942

Soldiers of the Australian 39th Battalion in September 1942

Kokoda Track campaign - Soldiers of the Australian Battalion in September 1942

A sunken ship (MV Neptuna) and burnt-out wharf in Darwin Harbour following the attack. From Wikipedia.

A sunken ship (MV Neptuna) and burnt-out wharf in Darwin Harbour following the attack. From Wikipedia.

The explosion of an oil storage tank and clouds of smoke from other oil tanks, hit during the first Japanese air raid on Australia's mainland, at Darwin on 19 February 1942. In the foreground is HMAS Deloraine, which escaped damage. From Wikipedia.

The explosion of an oil storage tank and clouds of smoke from other oil tanks, hit during the first Japanese air raid on Australia's mainland, at Darwin on 19 February In the foreground is HMAS Deloraine, which escaped damage. From Wikipedia.

Statue in Brisbane, Australia of Raphael Aimbari, an Oro man, leading a blinded Australian soldier during the New Guinea Campaign

Statue in Brisbane, Australia of Raphael Aimbari, an Oro man, leading a blinded Australian soldier during the New Guinea Campaign

Members of the 39th Battalion retreating after the battle of Isurava

Australian troops help of Japan. The famous Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels (local PNG men) were pivotal in helping Australian troops. A bond between PNG and Australia forever forged.

Area of the Battle of Milne Bay

Japanese Landings on Milne Bay 1942

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