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Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/15/2013 10:33:47 PM   
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Looks very interesting

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/07/lost-wwii-battlefield-found-war-dead-included/?iref=allsearch
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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/15/2013 11:27:18 PM   
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That is pretty cool.


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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/16/2013 12:17:12 AM   
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Interesting find. Thanks.

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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/16/2013 3:06:07 AM   
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Those rusted gernades are British Mills Bombs.
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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/16/2013 5:24:12 PM   
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Those rusted gernades are British Mills Bombs.
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Are you sure about that? Here are photos of Japanese type 91 and type 97 grenades.





I looked again, you must be right these are different from the ones at eura creek

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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/16/2013 5:31:24 PM   
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Here's a mills bomb





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/17/2013 1:08:30 AM   
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Take a good look at the photo.
You will see the Mills Bombs distinctive filler plug and base cap.
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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/17/2013 1:17:02 AM   
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Take a good look at the photo.
You will see the Mills Bombs distinctive filler plug and base cap.
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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/18/2013 3:04:32 AM   
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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/18/2013 3:36:58 PM   
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Would any of the explosives still be dangerous?

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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/18/2013 8:38:39 PM   
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You betcha. And besides the grenades etc. that you could see, there might be a minefield in the area. Those guys are lucky they haven't stepped on one.

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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/20/2013 2:05:58 AM   
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You betcha. And besides the grenades etc. that you could see, there might be a minefield in the area. Those guys are lucky they haven't stepped on one.


If you read your history books, the Battle of Eora Creek was a fighting withdrawal not a static position defence. Besides everything (what little there was) had to be hauled over a mountain range along a muddy track on someones back so I cannot see (and I have not heard) of mines used in this campaign. Improvised devices such as grenades stuck in a tree with a piece of wire as a trigger (widely used as night time perimeter picket) would be a more realistic hazard but it has been a long time for those type of devices.....

Unstable unexploded ordinance would be everywhere though they probably would not be much larger than grenades and mortar rounds (all infantry weapons)....



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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/21/2013 11:55:13 PM   
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Amazing find! When I was living in London, part of an area around the Thames was evacuated as they uncovered a Blitz bomb, a large one at that.... so things are still turning up all over the place...

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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 3:42:05 AM   
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Take a good look at the photo.
You will see the Mills Bombs distinctive filler plug and base cap.
Gregg






Hi Tom. I really like your avatar. Do you have any extras I can choose from for myself?

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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:22:15 AM   
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Hi, bigred, how about this?





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:26:27 AM   
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or this





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:27:15 AM   
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this perhaps





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:27:59 AM   
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or what about this?





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:30:32 AM   
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If you like playing the IJN, how about this?





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:33:59 AM   
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If you're a showbiz fan, maybe this





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:36:29 AM   
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If you're into sci-fi, maybe this:





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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 4:38:21 AM   
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Oh, I missed the point. I was looking at your avatar not Tom's.

But Khan has pretty good boobs, don't you think?

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RE: Lost Battlefield In Papua on the Kokoda Trail - 4/24/2013 5:00:28 AM   
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If not for truth in advertising regulations, forcing me to portray myself as I am, I might have chosen this: Arrrrrr!





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