Pte. Inglis and Pte. J.Pie of 'C' Company 2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion, 6th Australian Division give covering fire against Japanese positions, to assist an outflanking movement on Mount Shiburangu near Wewak, New Guinea 27th June 1945.
“Chinese suicide bomber putting on an explosive vest made out of Model 24 hand grenades to use in an attack on Japanese tanks at the Battle of Taierzhuang”, 1938 China fought Japan, with some economic help from Germany (see Sino-German cooperation until 1941), the Soviet Union and the United States. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the war would merge into the greater conflict of World War II as a major front of what is broadly known as the Pacific War.
1942-11-23. New Guinea. Gorari. Most of the hand to hand fighting took place in the Gorari region, where one Australian unit killed and buried over 500 Japanese. The Japanese dead were buried in common graves, 5, 6, and up to 10 in one grave. Their steel helmets were placed on the top of the graves. In this photo is an Australian burying party.
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