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A peaceful rainforest setting on the Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea. This photo was taken at about the midpoint of the Kokoda Track - just north of the village Naduri. Patrick Lindsay described this area as "A rare natural wonderland".

In 1942 the Kokoda Track was the battleground of one of the bloodiest campaigns in WW2 and it was here that young Australian Diggers repelled a much larger and better equipped Japanese Army. The Kokoda Track was difficult to conquer as neither side could maintain a supply line over its 96km length. 600 Australians and 3000 Japanese lost their lives here.

Today this challenging trek is undertaken by several thousand Australians each year - they pay homage to the Diggers and to the PNG Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels who supported them.

I thought it appropriate to post this peaceful photo on Anzac Day(April 25) when New Zealanders and Australians remember those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Lyndall ha puntuado esta nota como útil.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 859 W: 98 N: 1396] (8626)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-08-19
  • Categories: Naturaleza
  • Exposición: f/2.8, 1/60 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-04-25 1:40
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