Turnbull War Memorial Park, Alotau

#5 of 7 in Historic Sites in Papua New Guinea
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  • The Alotau War Memorial Park is located in the current Papua New Guinea, a place in the milne bay area where Alotau is located. In 1942, the Japanese army, which was advancing to Rabaul at the time, was planning an attack on Port Moresby, but found that the Rabbi of Alotau had built a allied runway centered on the Australian army. It is known as the Battle of Milne Bay (the Japanese army's name is "Battle of the Rabbi") that mobilized the Naval Land Squadron to carry out the attack. As a result, this battle ended in a disastrous defeat of the Japanese army, it is said to have raised the morale of the Allied side. Moreover, the Japanese army side was defeated for the first time in the Southern Front, and it became the beginning of the stumble afterwards. This war park was built by the sea of Milne Bay as a commemoration at that time. In addition to the black granite monument, there are instructions in English explaining the development of the war.
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  • The memorial park is well kept and and it proudly reminds us of the part played by heroic British and Australian troops during WW2.  more »
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