Monthly Archives: September 2013

Postscript – Timbered Knoll – The Aftermath.

With military history, it is easy to let oneself get caught up in the ebbs and flows of ‘turning point’ battles and the development of new technology, and lose touch with the fact that behind every weapon is a real human being who had a personality, a role in their community, and family and friends they had left

Salamaua Re-entered, Seventy Years Ago Today.

Seventy years ago today, Allied troops re-entered the coastal New Guinean township of Salamaua after 18 months of its occupation by the Japanese. Acknowledged back then but virtually unknown now, was the importance the Salamaua Campaign had played in the defeat of the enemy at Lae, further north across the Huon Gulf, which fell to two Australian divisions