Excellent post, well researched!
Blooded in German New Guinea
Note that in writing this post, as primary sources are hard to obtain, I drew on information from internet sources that contained inconsistent data. I attempted to use the information that appeared to be consistent. (References supplied and sources cited in Part 2)
It was not during the landing at Anzac Cove in 1914 that Australian soldiers were blooded in WW1. It was on 11th September 1914, on the road to Bita Paka in German New Guinea.
This account focuses on the important events of the Australian amphibious expedition of the force called the ANMEF in 1914 that seized German New Guinea and the territories of its protectorate, amounting to 100. 000 sq miles of land, stretching from German New Guinea mainland to Admiralty Islands, New Ireland, Bougainville and Nauru.
August 1914. Map of New Guinea. The German controlled areas are shown in…
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