• "Appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved"

    "To appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved, the reader is recommended to view the history of the battle as laid out over at Historyanimated"
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    "The site provides a bird's eye view of Japanese and American military units as they hopscotch around the great chessboard of the Pacific."
    WWII Magazine
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    Armchair General Magazine
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    "One of my favorite US History resources.....my students absolutely loved the animations complete with their sound effects and marching visuals."
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Battle for New Guinea

The Battle for New Guinea, 1941-1942

After the Japanese invasion of Port Moresby in New Guinea is halted by a combined American/Australian naval force in the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Japanese try an overland invasion. A small force of Australians valiantly hold the much larger Japanese force back in a jungle fight through miles of the Owen Stanley Range. Reinforced by American troops, the Australians finally push the Japanese back and ultimately force them out of Western New Guinea. See the Flash animation for more.

ImageThe Battle Animation

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