The Aitape–Wewak campaign was one of the final campaigns of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Between November 1944 and the end of the war in August 1945, the Australian 6th Division, with air and naval support, fought the Imperial Japanese 18th Army in northern New Guinea. Considered a 'mopping up' operation by the Australians, and although ultimately successful for them with the Japanese forces cleared from the coastal areas and driven inland,
Happy Anzac day! Servicemen played Two-up aboard the troop ship 'Cape Alexander' in Lae, New Guinea, in November 1944. It's a simple game: Two coins are placed tails up and marked with a white cross. They are placed on a kip—a small, flat piece of wood with a handle—and sent up into the air.