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CityA town on the northern coast of central Crete, Heraklion was the site of one of three key airfields on the island in 1941. As such, it was also one of three major defended areas on Crete when it was i...
PlaceDerna, a coastal town in the Libyan region of Cyrenaica, was the site of the third major action fought by Australian troops during the Second World War. Derna lies at the mouth of a large wadi that st...
TownWewak is a town on the northern coast of New Guinea, which in 1942 was the administrative centre for the Sepik District. In December of that year it was occupied by the Japanese and subsequently devel...
SuburbThe decision to create the Second AIF in September 1939 necessitated the construction of new camp facilities across Australia to accommodate the new force as existing camps were already occupied by m...
PlaceWirui Mission was a former Lutheran mission station built on top of a 91 metre-high hill, which dominated Wewak airstrip in northern New Guinea. On 14 May 1945 the 2/4th Battalion, supported by a troo...
CityBenghazi, on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Sirte in Libya, is the largest city and administrative centre of the Libyan region of Cyrenaica. In 1941 it fulfilled the same role for the Italian govern...