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Fort Mosby, New Guinea, World War Two

Recently, a commentator on the war in the Pacific made, what was to me, a startling statement: port Mosby, New Guinea never surrendered nor was it invested by Japanese during World War Two.

One of the unique aspects of the Pacific war, to me, has been the tremendous effort put into supplying the various sub-theaters of war with no " home base ". Now I learn, or at least am told, that Australian forces held port Mosby throughout.

The reason given is that Japanese land forces were unable to ascend the " ( sounds like) Kinkurta Track ".

Since it's a seaport it can be attacked, obviously, sea-ward and an assault mounted at either side of the port entrance.

I find it very curious. Anyone have any information? Reference?

Ron Edge ...

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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