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ANZACS and Yanks: US and Australian operations at the Beachhead battles

Dean, Peter


An easy victory? The re-capture of Kokoda on 2 November 1942, followed by the battle of Oivi-Gorari (4�11 November), heralded a major victory for the Australians in Papua. To both the US and Australian high commands and their troops it seemed that the main Japanese force in Papua had been defeated and that the clearing of the Japanese from the north coast of Papua, around Gona, Buna and Sanananda, would be a quick and relatively easy objective. Once this area was secured the Allies could then...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Australia 1942: in the shadow of war
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139540681.014


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