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Milestones On The Long Hard Road From Pearl Harbour
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN—Mute testimony of the severe pounding by Jap planes on December 7, 1941, are these three battleships, the U.S.S. Virginia (left), the U.S.S. Tennessee (centre) and the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbour. The Arizona was sunk and the other two severely damaged.
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HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS EMPFRC? when Buna fell. Smashed Japanese barges and dead littered the beach following the action.
FIRST CHECK TO THE SOUTHWARD DRIVE came when Australian forces stopped the advance on Port Moresby, New Guinea, and drove the Japanese back over the Kokoda trail.
FANATICAL JAPANESE RESISTANCE cost the U.S. marines heavy casualties before Tarawa was won back. Here enemy dead lie where they fell while the marine. continue the bitter struggle- Tarawa's lessons saved countless lives in later actions.
NEW GUINEA TRIBESMEN played their part in the A'Ued drive. This wounded native gets a cigarette from an Australian coinrada. The patrol was ten days behird the enemy lines.
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