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Kokoda 1942 See-saw battle

Kokoda 1942 See-saw battle Red blood was a running, emerald green saw it pour, In the mountains of Kokoda, death on the see-saw, 400 fifteen to eighteen year old boys knew the score, Just ole .303 rifles to stop the Nip. for evermore, YANK General Macarthur was screaming in Melbourne haw, haw, He’d just escaped from the Phillipines , Where the planning it was flawed, Where lots of his fighters, Still grounded, burnt, what bloody for? His conferences went on, as the Nip fighter planes scored. Gona and Buna New Guinea. Ten to 13 thousand Nipponese attacked from the shore, Just 100 boy soldiers tried to hold em up some more, Like soldier ants a-coming Nip. flowed round the sides, Cut off in the jumgle, crawl away on belly slide, Or your blood an guts on the green jungle floor? Run Rabbit run said Aussie General Blamey and it gnawed, Boy soldiers they tried, Nippon, swarm a coming poured, Big brothers would stop em second 25th Brigade coming ensured, {3 battalions 2500 men} Irabiawa great slaughter, Nippon retreat from, with no bloody score! Don Johnson What really irked the 39th battalion of boys , fighting on the sides of 7 to 10 thousand feet high, jungle enveloped mountains, where you never saw the sun. Was the screaming Macarthur, “die, defending Australia,” and the Aussie general Blamey “run rabbit run” you retreated or died as the swarm flowed around and over you? Choices hey….would you have stayed till death with your ten shot 303? The Nips had and used 75mm mountain guns British made, the shells exploded in the trees above you shrapnel would kill you. Nambu Woodpecker machine guns and Mortars too, versus .Lee Enfield 303 rifles….not good odds:{ 10,000 Nips versus 400 boys…. The older boys were all in the Middle East fighting Churchills', war against Hitler and Mussolini....

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