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75 Years since the Victory at Milne Bay

 

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay. The importance of the Allied victory at Milne is widely regarded as the turning point in the Pacific Theatre of War during WW2. I spoke with Cairns local, Emma Thirkell about the battle and the role Cairns played in the battle. Interestingly, Emma’s grandfather, Lt Col Clem Cummings was the commander of Australian and US forces during the campaign.

Click here to listen to my full interview with Emma: