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How did GEN Kenney create a culture of military innovation and creativity in the SWPA? The SWPA was a third priority for resources for the Allies, who had adopted a Germany first approach.  In the East, GEN MacArthur found himself in competition with ADM Nimitz for resources and to be the strategic priority. You fight […]

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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 Analysis We conduct a quick assessment of the […]

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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 finish our look at the Considerations for the Defence of Palliers Hill […]

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We look at the considerations for the defence of Palliers Hill.  How did the Japanese plan their defence?  What were the appreciations that their commander went through as he laid out his defensive position? We finish off the considerations for the attack on Palliers, which we started in the previous episode. The considerations for the […]

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The Considerations for the Attack – we look at these factors in this classic infantry attack.  Have a listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast player for all of the details on this battle. We look at the considerations for the attack as LT Pallier assaults the hill that would come to bear his […]

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