scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 756
Kokoda Track New Guinea was the location of some very important battles by the Australian Army to fight back the invasion of the Japanese Army The main burden of the fight to force the Japanese to retreat over the Owen Stanley Ranges was left to the Australian Army If the Japanese successfully crossed the mountain range and had successfully invaded Port Moresby they were only a very short distance away from Australia The Allied Forces had to defeat them before this could happen This job was placed in the hands of the Australian Army and the story of the Kokoda Track was now in action The Japanese had decided to invade Port Moresby with a fleet of ships as Port Moresby if captured made Australia significantly easy to invade This invasion was turned back by the Battle of the Coral Sea As the Japanese first invasion of Port Moresby did not go through the Japanese sent a fleet of 1800 men to the Buna-Gona area on July 21 1942 to determine whether or not the Kokoda Track was of any value to attack Port Moresby Major-General Tomitaro Horiis troops were confronted with hardly any opposition from the Australian Maroubra Force 400 hundred men from the 39th Battalion and members of the Papuan Infantry and in only one week the Japanese had captured the Kokoda Village In Rabaul the commander of the Japanese XVII Army Lieutenant-General Harukichi Hyakutake astounded by how quick and easily his troops had advanced he ordered Horii to make an attack on Port Moresby Re-grouping at Kokoda Horiis troops quickly grew to an astounding amount of 10000 front-line troops despite Allied air attacks Aware of this quick increase by the Japanese Army the Allies made certain changes in command On August 12 Lieutenant-General Sydney F Rowell replaced Major-General B M Morris as commander of all Australian and US land forces in New Guinea The Maroubra Force aware that the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA