Free Essays on Kokoda

  1. Australian Experiences on the Kokoda Track

    Australian Experiences at the Kokoda Track Kokoda Track, one of the most vital battles in World War II, was the last defense against invasion of Australia by the Japanese. The soldiers who fought on the Kokoda Track had to experience some of the most severe climate and terrain of WWII. They were...

  2. Kokoda Track Terrain

    Kokoda Track Terrain The Kokoda Trail or Track is a single-file foot thoroughfare that runs 96 kilometres overland — 60 kilometres in a straight line — through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea. It was initially a series of interconnecting small trails used as a mail route to supply settlements...

  3. Overall Experience of Australian Soldiers at Kokoda

    Australian Soldiers at Kokoda The New Guinea Campaign was significant for both Australians and Japanese. The Japanese had successfully launched attacks on Singapore and they decided to take over Port Moresby for further expansion of its territory. The conditions on the Kokoda trail were tough and difficult...

  4. History Empathy Task- Kokoda Track

    Kokoda Track- World War 2 Empathy Task This is an empathy task of a soldier named Jack Boland. He was a conscript soldier (choco) who was nineteen years old. He had no experience when he was conscripted to join the 11th Platoon of the 39th Battalion. The 39th Battalion existed as a unit for only 2O...

  5. The Kokoda Track

    Location: Crn. Deakin St and Rickard St - Mary St, Rhodes Event: Although the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway was built to specifically commemorate the events of The Kokoda Trail, Papua New Guinea (July 1942 - January 1943), the Walkway also commemorates all those who served and died in the Papua-New...

  6. English

    I think that the movie Kokoda was somewhat an accurate re-enactment of the real thing. Although in the real thing it would have been a lot more violent and scary. The soldiers would have been similar and the environmental surroundings were also pretty much the same. Some aspects that might not be as...

  7. Australian History Essay - Contributions in World War 2

    against the feared Japanese forces, and it was there that the Japanese sustained their first land defeat, and according to Paul Ham, who wrote the book Kokoda (2004) it was “the start of the great roll-back of the Japanese troops”. The Australian troops, with very little aid from any other country, managed...

  8. Battle of Midway

    Why was the Battle of Midway a turning point for the war in the Pacific? In: World War 2 [Edit categories] Kokoda - One Of World'swww.KokodaSpirit.com Great Adventures. Don't Miss The Experience of A Lifetime. Book Now! Ads [Improve] The simple fact that the US emerged as victor from the battle...

  9. The Significance of Kokoda

    significance of Kokoda for Australian’s can be seen in many different ways. In a strategic sense and also in a symbolic sense. Firstly, the Kokoda Campaign saved Australia from possible invasion, or more precisely from being isolated from the United States of America . Secondly, Kokoda was the battle...

  10. The Kokoda Track

    The Kokoda Track was one of the most strategic and important locations for Australia during the war. Australia’s future depended on it. From early March 1942, after Japan had captured their new base in Rabul, New Britain, the Japanese had an idea to extend their territory and increase their chances...

  11. Kokoda

    Gallipoli may have given birth to the Anzac identity but the first generation of Anzacs were fighting for Empire and Mother England. At Kokoda, a new generation of Anzacs, although showing the same characteristics as their ancestors, achieved much more. As Keating said “The Australians who served here...

  12. World War Ii and Kokoda Track

    Kokoda Track Campaign A significant battle of World War II would be the Kokoda Track. It was significant to Australians because it was fought so close to home. Kokoda was certainly the most significant battle fought by Australians in the Second World War. The Kokoda Track is also significant in a symbolic...

  13. Kokoda

    Gallipoli was a defeat, and Kokoda was a victory. Gallipoli was fought on the other side of the world, while Kokoda was fought on what was then Australian territory. Yet it is still Gallipoli rather than Kokoda which has caught the Australian popular imagination. In 1981, one of Australia’s leading film...

  14. Anzacs on Kokoda WWII

    The Kokoda Track is a narrow, jungle-enclosed pathway across the Owen Stanley Range over the roof of Papua. It climbs from the hills north of Port Moresby through small settlements such as Uberi, Kagi, Efogi and Isurava to a height of over 2,200 metres. Towering over the range west of Isurava is Mount...