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Why did Australia fight at Kokoda?

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Answered 2009-11-11 10:56:13

Kokoda is an area of Papua New Guinea, Australia's nearest northern neighbour. If the Japanese had taken control of P.N.G and more importantly the capital city of Port Morsby which has a deep water port they would have been able to strike at the Australian mainland. So it was deemed in Australia's best interests to try and stop the Japanese along the Kakoda track.

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To repel a Japanese attack on Port Moresby.

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Why was the kokoda track and important turning point in the war for Australia?

The Kokoda Campaign was where tens of thousands of Australians fought and died to defend Australia against the onslaught of the Japanese invasion.

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What weapons were used during the fight at Kokoda?

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Australia fought on which trail in Papua New Guinea?

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Did the Battle of Kokoda save Australia from invasion?

Yes, it did. If it wasn't for that battle Australia would have been invaded.

On which famous Trail in New Guinea did the Australians fight?

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Who stopped the Japanese on Kokoda Track in World War 2?

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What alliances did Australia form through the kokoda campaign?

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Did the victory at Kokoda save Australia from invasion?

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Why did the kokoda campaign happen?

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Why was Australia involved in the Kokoda campaign?

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Who was involved in the Kokoda Track campaign?

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Did the ANZACS fight at Kokoda?

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Why did Australia fight Japan?

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Why were the Australians involved in the Kokoda war?

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