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Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(ANGAU)

was created on 10 April 1942, bringing those sections of Papua and New Guinea not in Japanese hands under a single military administration subordinate to New Guinea Force....

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Kokoda

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Australasian and Pacific History.

The first Japanese attempt to capture Port Moresby was defeated in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, and their defeat at the Battle of Midway in June ...

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Medical Evacuation

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Is the process by which sick and more especially wounded are transported from the front for treatment. Major developments in modern military medicine began with the First World War, and ...

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Military Slang

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

A writer in Army Magazine (June 1944) commented on the experience of soldiers in northern Australia and in the islands to the north of Australia: ‘thousands of Diggers complain humorously...

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Papua New Guinea

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Is an independent monarchy within the Commonwealth with the queen as head of state. It is formed by the eastern half of the large island of New Guinea together with a number of adjacent...

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