The Battle for the Beachheads, as it became known, followed the Kokoda Campaign and lasted around two months from mid-November 1942 to mid-January 1943.
The Greek campaign of 1941 recently featured in a major military history conference held in Melbourne.
MHHV Seminar 18 October 2019 ANZAC House Collins St Melbourne.
The conference of around 45 attendees was opened by convenor Lieutenant Colonel Michael Buckridge followed by the welcome by Major General Jim Barry.
Military History and Heritage Victoria in association with the Athenaeum Club hosted an Armistice Centenary Luncheon to 150 guests by followed by an engaging presentation by Professor Geoffrey Blainey, AC.
At the beginning of 1918, three years of fighting and destruction had failed to produce any clear result on the Western Front.
As Patron of MHHV it is my privilege to offer my thoughts on what I considered was an excellent conference.
Perspectives and Lessons from Australia’s War in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001-2014 – Summary of the conference.