Vehicle Dioramas

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Kokoda Track

Kokoda Track
Fighting in Eden

Monday, October 1, 2012

"Into the Trees"

The Kokoda track is a single file, 96 kilometer track that goes from Port Moresby, to the village of
Kokoda in the Owen Stanley mountain range on the Island of Papua New Guinea. In the daytime it is extremely hot and humid with intensely cold nights, torrential rainfall and the risk of endemic tropical diseases such as malaria. These conditions make it a challenge to walk, much less fight in. For the next 5 months, this was the only supply line to the Australians, with the exception of infrequent Air-Drops. 

    On the night of 21st of July 1942, Japanese forces Landed near Gona on the North coast of New Guinea,        with the plan of seizing Port Moresby to isolate Australia from the United States. The Campaign consisted of Australian and US forces fighting a series of pitched battles against the Japanese. The combat took place across the Owen Stanley Range, with an eventual Allied victory on 16th of November, 1942.

   During the conflict the well-known and liked British 25 Pounder was in use to defend Australia, and her Allies from the invading Japanese. The 25 Pounder was used throughout the world, by over 20 countries all the way up to the 1970’s, some even to the 80’s. Known for its high rate of fire and a reasonably lethal projectile in a highly mobile package, she was well liked by her crews and respected by her enemies.