A blinded Australian soldier (Private George Whittington) is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native (Raphael Oimbari). Buna, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea. Christmas Day, Photo by George Silk
The Finisterre Range campaign, also known as the Ramu Valley–Finisterre Range campaign, was a series of actions in the New Guinea campaign of World War II. Several actions in the campaign are sometimes known collectively as the Battle of Shaggy Ridge
Unsung Heroes of the Kokoda Campaign - the Wuzzy Fuzzy Angels! The "fuzzy wuzzy" angels acted as bearers for the Australian and other Allied troops, carrying supplies and wounded on the Kokoda Trail during the fighting against the Japanese.
Out of the Papua New Guineans who served during World War Two as carriers & laborers for both the allied & axis forces, 800 served as local militia with the Papuan Infantry Battalion & the Royal Papua Constabulary.