World Battlefronts: More Australians on the Trail

Green-clad Australian troops swept on to the Gap atop New Guinea's Owen Stanley Mountain Range, neared Kokoda, which had been occupied by the Japs in August. But Lieut. General Sydney Fairbairn Rowell's crack Imperial troops had not yet found the main Jap forces which were supposed to be threatening Port Moresby. U.S. pilots strafed and bombed villages further along which the enemy had been known to occupy. General Rowell ordered up supplies, guns, ammunition, more troops, prepared to strengthen his positions along one of the world's wildest jungle-&-mountain trails, just in case the Japs tried to come again.


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