Joined: January 03 2011 Location: Australia Posts: 468
Posted: November 10 2011 at 10:05pm | IP Logged
I knew an Officer who was a lieutenant WW 2 told me that after Dunkirk they had to hand everything in including personal webbing. So that it could be sent to England as they had lost nearly everything at Dunkirk.
The AUS Army did not have a lot to start with having less than 7 million people in an area the size of the USA.
New Guinea was held by roughly 400 "Militia" consisting of Miners Plantation owners & other civilians including natives for around 3 months against the Japanese. Because there was no one available to send to New Guinea. The Japanese thought they were up against a full regiment they did such a good job. Desperate times virtually no one in AUS knows there skin was saved by Militiamen! even today.
Joined: December 10 2010 Location: Australia Posts: 31
Posted: November 11 2011 at 2:47am | IP Logged
yes and the government still seems to be hell bent on disarming its subjects,with the greens in power what next will be under the ban hammer?
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