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46 – The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

46 – The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

We start our Joint Professional Military Education campaigning with the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a land battle, fought at sea and won in the air. 1st March 1943 a convoy left Rabaul.  This was the Japanese Operation 81. Battle of the Bismarck Sea Centre of Gravity...
45 – Leadership and Morale on Palliers Hill

45 – Leadership and Morale on Palliers Hill

Was Leadership and Morale the critical difference between that Japanese and the Australians troops that fought on top of Palliers Hill. With such difficult terrain and being outnumbered, how could Palliers Hill have been a victory for 9 Platoon from the 2/14th? We...