Two Australian soldiers cool off in a stream after a patrol in the Wonginara area of New Guinea (in the Torricelli mountains inland from Dagua). Signalman H Hobson pours a hatful of water over Private L Thwaites of 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion. While the Americans were liberating the Philippines, the Australians faced thousands of Japanese holding out in New Guinea, the Solomons and New Britain.
World War 2 Photos and Facts on Instagram: “Australian soldiers belonging to the 2/1st Battalion, 6th (Australian) Division, take a rest after marching along the "Kokoda Track", New…”
the_ww2_memoirs Australian soldiers belonging to the 2/1st Battalion, 6th (Australian) Division, take a rest after marching along the "Kokoda Track", New Guinea, October/November, 1942. As you can clearly see in the photograph one is lying against his Bren light machine gun which was the main light machine gun used by the Australian and British forces during WW2. It was accurate, reliable, rugged, and easy to move and handle. They, unlike many machine guns used by the Allies during that…
The Battle Of Buna: Costly For Both Allies and Japanese - Warfare History Network
The Battle of Buna during the defense of Australia in New Guinea saw both sides battle stubborn resistance, harsh jungle, and treacherous mountains.
1942-12-04. NEW GUINEA. GONA. TYPICAL AUSTRALIAN WHO IS FIGHTING IN THE GONA AREA. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN LESS THAN 100 YARDS FROM THE JAPANESE POSITIONS. (NEGATIVE BY G. SILK). Australian War Memorial