So an email here from Peter a frequent visitor to the blog.
You might know that the ABC has recently broadcast a 2 part documentary on the Kokoda campaign.
It can now be viewed on-line at -http://www.abc.net.au/tv/geo/documentaries/interactive/kokoda/The haunting and beautiful sound track was composed by David Bridie.
While very good, I feel the documentary does not give sufficient coverage to the local PNG people who were involved – after all it was their country.
It does not even mention the Papuan Infantry Battalion who gave sterling service in scouting, guerrilla action and intelligence gathering. See -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papuan_Infantry_Battalion
Their decorations included –
* 1 Distinguished Service Orders (DSO)
* 3 Military Crosses (MC)
* 1 George Medals (GM)
* 3 Distinguished Conduct Medals (DCM)
* 15 Military Medals (MM)
* 3 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)