By Harry Plevy
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The Kokoda path is a part of Australian army folklore. in the course of July to September 1942 the japanese set concerning the seize of Port Moresby by means of an overland crossing of the Owen Stanley variety, and a touchdown in Milne Bay. To oppose a strength of 10,000 crack eastern troops at the Kokoda path, the Allies dedicated one under-trained and poorly-equipped unit - the thirty ninth Battalion, later bolstered by means of Veterans of the twenty first Brigade, seventh department AIF.
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Norway 1940: Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign by Harry Plevy