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Allied plan for attack on Buna-Gona position
Allied plan for attack on Buna-Gona position
Battle of Buna
Battle of Buna

Kokoda Trail - The Japanese advance
Kokoda Trail - The Japanese advance

Kokoda Trail - The Australian advance
Kokoda Trail - The Australian advance

Map of Gona-Buna area, Papua
Map of Gona-Buna area, Papua
Map showing Kokoda Trail, Papua
Map showing Kokoda Trail, Papua
New Guinea during the Second World War
New Guinea during the Second World War
 

 

General New Guinea

US Officer visits Papuan Village, 1942
US Officer visits Papuan Village, 1942
Remains of a Zero, New Guinea
Remains of a Zero, New Guinea

Australian troops in a foxhole, Papua
Australian troops in a foxhole, Papua

Australian patrol enters the jungle, New Guinea
Australian patrol enters the jungle, New Guinea

Landing petrol, Papua
Landing petrol, Papua
Japanese sniper's nest, New Guinea
Japanese sniper's nest, New Guinea
US Troops hunt snipers, New Guinea
US Troops hunt snipers, New Guinea
Fully loaded US troops, New Guinea
Fully loaded US troops, New Guinea
Japanese landing craft, New Guinea
Japanese landing craft, New Guinea
Australian Heavy Artillery, New Guinea
Australian Heavy Artillery, New Guinea
US Troops reach Port Moresby, 1942
US Troops reach Port Moresby, 1942
Japanese POWs from Guadalcanal and Papua
Japanese POWs from Guadalcanal and Papua
Japanese bombing raid on Port Moresby
Japanese bombing raid on Port Moresby
Japanese destroyer sinking off New Guinea
Japanese destroyer sinking off New Guinea
Madang, New Guinea
Madang, New Guinea
Port Moresby Harbour
Port Moresby Harbour
105mm Howitzer airlifted to New Guinea
105mm Howitzer airlifted to New Guinea
Supplies being air-dropped, New Guinea
Supplies being air-dropped, New Guinea
   

Kokoda Trail

Papuan Porters, 1942
Papuan Porters, 1942
Australian 25pdr in the jungle
Australian 25pdr in the jungle

Australian Soldiers on the Kokoda Trail, 1942
Australian Soldiers on the Kokoda Trail, 1942

25-pounder on the Kokoda Trail
25-pounder on the Kokoda Trail

Mud on the Kokoda Trail
Mud on the Kokoda Trail
Australian and Japanese signposts, Kokoda Trail
Australian and Japanese signposts, Kokoda Trail
The Australian flag being raised over Kokoda
The Australian flag being raised over Kokoda
 

Milne Bay

Australian Troops at Milne Bay, 1942
Australian Troops at Milne Bay, 1942
Milne Bay, eastern tip of New Guinea
Milne Bay, eastern tip of New Guinea

Type 95 Ha Go light tanks, Milne Bay 1942
Type 95 Ha Go light tanks, Milne Bay 1942

Japanese Invasion Barge, Milne Bay
Japanese Invasion Barge, Milne Bay

Furthest Japanese Advance, Milne Bay
Furthest Japanese Advance, Milne Bay
     

Buna

US Troops mopping up near Buna
US Troops mopping up near Buna
Japanese casualties on the beach at Buna
Japanese casualties on the beach at Buna

Australian mortar firing during final assault on Buna
Australian mortar firing during final assault on Buna

Japanese naval gun, Buna
Japanese naval gun, Buna

Stuart Tank supports the assault on Buna
Stuart Tank supports the assault on Buna
     

Gona

Japanese wounded at Gona, Papua
Japanese wounded at Gona, Papua
 

 

 

Sanananda

Japanese guns captured at Sanananda
Japanese guns captured at Sanananda
Native stretcher bearers, Sanananda
Native stretcher bearers, Sanananda

US and Australian troops moving signal gear, Sanananda
US and Australian troops moving signal gear, Sanananda

 

People

Major General Cyril A. Clowes
Major General Cyril A. Clowes
General T. Blamey and General MacArthur
General T. Blamey and General MacArthur

Native Papuan of the Upper Purari Valley
Native Papuan of the Upper Purari Valley

Major-General E. F. Herring
Major-General E. F. Herring

Lt. General S. F. Rowell
Lt. General S. F. Rowell
     

Wau

Australian troops reach Wau, January 1943
Australian troops reach Wau, January 1943
 

 

 

Salamaua

Main street of Salamaua
Main street of Salamaua
Guinea Airways hanger at Salamaua on fire
Guinea Airways hanger at Salamaua on fire

Pre-war Salamaua
Pre-war Salamaua

Mandated Airways hanger at Salamaua after Japanese Raid
Mandated Airways hanger at Salamaua after Japanese Raid