The Second AIF were involved in the battle for the Kokoda Trail (not track), in New Guinea. At first, the defence of the track was in the hands of several militia (non-regular army troops, like the Reserve these days) units. They moved from Port Moresby in the south, overland northwards along the Kokoda Track. Around this time, quite enormous and seasoned Japanese South Seas Forces troops were landing in the northern side, and marching south - they did this on the assumption that no one would expect a land assault across New Guinea because the track was thought not to be able to support an army. Macarthur (US General also commanding the Australian forces at this time) also thought the track would not sustain an army, which is why he only sent militia. The militia units suffered heavily from the conditions, braving horrible mud, rain, humidity, and the problems that come with jungle life including wounds that will not heal, and dysentery from poor food supplies. They advanced as far north as Kokoda (a small plateau on the top of the Owen Stanley Range) before deciding this was a fit place to fight. The Japanese then encountered a well dug-in bunch of quite untrained troops. The re-supplies that were meant to come to the troops did not appear, and they found themslevs running short of ammunition and food - they had marched beyond the realistic capacity of the supply units to get supplies through to them. The militia fought valiantly and repulsed the Japanese many times before finally having to evacuate their positions - outnumbered ten to one it is suprising they lasted in Kokoda as long as they did. There was essentially a long running battle with the Japanese all the way back down the track towards Port Moresby - for several months the Australian units would stand and fight, then melt way into the jungle to find another place to fight. Each time, the Japanese suffered a huge numbers of casualties, espcially compared to the Australians. From this point onwards the Japanese were getting farther from their supply points in the north, while the Australians were getting closer to their supply points in the south. The Japanese started suffering what the Australians had in Kokoda as their supply lines grew too long and difficult - low food, low ammunition. 2nd AIF units, returned from fighting in the Middle East, started to arrive to bolster the militia units and replace them. So the fighting became even tougher for the Japanese at a time they could least afford it. They crumbled within sight of Port Moresby and melted back up the track to the north, with Australian militia in hot pursuit.
From the beginning of WW I Australia pledged support for British and allies. The first military action undertaken by Australian forces was against German possessions in German Guinea. Australian forces also went overseas to participate in North African campaigns and Middle Eastern battles like Battle of Gallipoli. Australian and New Zealand forces also fought against Turks in Egypt and Palestine. Australian Flying Corps participated in Middle East and Western Front and Royal Australian Navy participated in operations in Atlantic, North Sea, Adriatic and Black Sea, as well as the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The Yalu River marks the North Korean-China border. Since UN forces were not officially at war with China (despite the fact China was an active participant in the conflict), UN forces were unable to continue their advance.
US/Allied Forces immediately fought to drive the North Koreans out of South Korea.
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The Allies' (initially by Australian troops, for 5 months, relieved by a mixed British, Polish and Czech division) holding of Tobruk denied Axis forces an important seaport, and also prevented Rommel's forces from attacking Egypt, as Tobruk would have been in his rear threatening supply lines.
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Australian forces turned back the Japanese attempt to capture Port Moresby, and began the drive ot oust Japanese forces from New Guinea.
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The cast of Kokoda - 2010 includes: Kristopher Bos as Australian Imperial Force Joshua Dean Williams as Recruitment Officer Harry Greenwood as Smokey (2010) Shinji Ikefuji as Japanese Soldier Takuya Iwamoto as Japanese Soldier Yutaka Izumihara as Lt Colnel Tanaka Michael Knott as AIF Soilder Dennis Kreusler as Australian Imperial Force Yuki Nagashima as Japanese Soldier Masato Taguchi as Japanese Soldier Matthew Wollaston as Australian Imperial Forces Sammy Wright as 39th Militia