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Tuesday 21, November 1943

The surprise Japanese raid at Scarlet Beach, near Lae, Papua New Guinea

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In WWI Australia also had the dubious distinction of suffering the highest proportional losses of any of the national forces within the British Empire at 19 per cent losses of the forces committed and 65 per cent of those embarked. The casualties were still being counted during the 1930s. By then, another 60,000 had died from wounds or illnesses caused by the war.

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