The Battle of Brigade Hill was a part of the Kokoda Track Campaign (or Kokoda Trail Campaign) from July 1942 to January 1943, to stop of delay the Japanese forces on their way to Port Moresby by Australian troops.
After fierce fights against a much larger Japanese Army and bacause they ran out of ammunition, the Australians were surrounded on this hill. The survivors managed to escape and retreat as a group. Despite the Japanese victory, the Australians succeeded in delaying the Japanese for some time.
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