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AUSTRALIA'S ROLE

Six Divisions Fighting In Pacific NEARLY 100,000 MEN INVOLVED _S ' SYDNEY, July 22. Six Australian divisions are fighting on a 3000-mile arc from Bougainville to Borneo. This is e Y with the announcement that troops of the sth Division have sealed oil 40,000 Japanese in the Gazelle Peninsula of New Britain. This is the first time that Australia has had six divisions (a total strength ot nearly 100,000 men) fighting at one time. The sth Division landed m New Britain on November 4, but no earlier announcement of its identity could be made for security reasons, says the Army. Department. The six divisions in the field are the 3rd and 11th in Bougainville (Solomons), the sth in New Britain, the 6th at Wewak (New Guinea), the 7th at Balik Papan (Dutch Borneo), and the 9th at Tarakan (Dutch Boineo), Brunei (British North Biprneo), and Sarawak. The sth Division moved to New Britain from. Aitape (New Guinea), when it was relieved by the 6th. -

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AUSTRALIA'S ROLE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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AUSTRALIA'S ROLE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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