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Answered 2008-11-20 01:34:44

yes they won the kokoda trail war in 1942 against the japanease imperial army. but they lost the original battle for the village of kokoda and its associated air strip and after the vattle at the port the australians had the enemy armies morale so low they were able to push the japanease army all the way back to the beach they came from

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Australia in 1942


Why were the Australians involved in the Kokoda war?

The war was World War 2. Australia was involved because Papua New Guinea was a territory of Australia, and it had the responsibility to defend it. A small Japanese force moved from New Guinea towards Port Moresby and an Australian force moved north to oppose it at Kokoda, then fighting a defensive withdrawal to Iorabaiwa, then being reinforced and driving the Japanese back again through Kokoda to pin them against the north coast.


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The Kokoda Trail, which was the scene of a bitter campaign between Australia and the US against the Japanese in World War II, is probably the most famous place in Papua New Guinea.


What caused the Kokoda Campaign?

The Kokoda Campaign occurred during World War II. The Kokoda Campaign was caused by Japanese troops attempting to invade Port Moresby.


What started the kokoda war?

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What are facts about the kokoda trail?

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What were some of the major events in World War 2 and when did they happen?

One major significant even in World War II was the experiences of the soldiers in the kokoda track. Japan entered New Guinea because it sought to gain control port mosbey which would give Japan a stronger position in the Coral Sea and allow for a possible attack on Australia. So for the first time Australia was fighting to defend its own country. Success on the kokoda track in 1942 saved Australia from possible invasion and helped to push the Japanese back. The kokoda campaign, combined with the naval defeats in the battle of the Coral Sea and the battle of midway marked the moment the war had turned against the Japanese and in favour of the allies.


How did australia win world war 2?

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The story of the kokoda trail?

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What impact did the kokoda battle have on the course of the war?

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How was Australia involved in World War 2?

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What are the reasons for Australia's involvement in World War 2?

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