75 years since Kokoda and the Beach­heads

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MARK Coul­ton has urged peo­ple in the Parkes elec­torate to re­flect on the ser­vice and sacri­fice of Aus­tralians who fought at Kokoda and the Beach­heads on its 75th an­niver­sary to­day (Thurs­day, Novem­ber 2).

“On this day 75 years ago, Aus­tralia re­took the vil­lage of Kokoda and went on to win the fi­nal bat­tles of the cam­paign at Buna, Gona and Sanananda with the sup­port of Amer­i­can troops,” Mr Coul­ton said.

“More than 1800 Aus­tralians lost their lives and an­other 3600 plus were wounded or struck down with ill­ness over the course of the Kokoda cam­paign.

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