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The Battle of Kokoda

The Kokoda Track  (Department of Veterans' Affairs)
Kokoda Track campaign  (State Library of Victoria/Ergo)
On the Kokoda Trail campaign (Australian War Memorial)
Kokoda Trail I and 2 (James Bowen)

The world at war

Australia's Declaration of War

"Fellow Australians, it is my melancholy duty to inform you officially, that in consequence of a persistence by Germany in her invasion of Poland, Great Britain has declared war upon her and that, as a result, Australia is also at war. No harder task can fall to the lot of a democratic leader than to make such an announcement."
Australian Prime Minister,
Gordon Menzies, 3
 September 1939.

World War II Official War Histories

Milne Bay 1942