From: Gandangara Country
Haha not I, but MacArthur and Blamey dished out a few of those letters based on their expectations of what should have been happening between Port Moresby and Buna / Salamaua.
MacArthur and Blamey while sipping G&Ts on the deck of the Polo Club in Brisbane:
MacArthur: Why haven’t you captured Buna yet Thommo?
Blamey: The 39th are withdrawing in good order and we are building up Supply for an advance
MacArthur: WITHDRAWING?! WTF?! Attack now guddam it! Buna must be captured before happy hour finishes
Blamey: hmmm, the terrain and environment aren’t exactly conducive to that sort of timeframe
MacArthur: Just get it done, actually good idea, you’re on the next Dakota to PM to sort it out
Blamey: Rowell has it under control
MacArthur: not if he’s allowing units to withdraw he doesn’t. Get up there and capture Buna, it’s only 2 hexes from Port Moresby!
Blamey: but that middle hex is jungle rough with no road. I’ve not seen it personally but apparently the Owen Stanley’s have some big FO yarmas
MacArthur: hmm, my map doesn’t have a road either now you mention it *yells at staff officer* are you sure his is Scenario 1 stock?!
Staff officer: we are hearing reports of multiple tracks in that hex, known as the Kokoda Track
Blamey: sorry, did I mention I haven’t seen it personally yet? Anyway, I hear it’s more a few trails.
MacArthur: great a track. Where I come from you can drive along a track. Send in the tanks and heavy artillery!! Oh and your engineers, tell them to make the track / trail whatever it is into a proper road ASAP
Blamey: yes sir, I’ll fly up and give Rowell the good news personally, he’ll appreciate that
MacArthur: right that’s sorted, now who did we give 32nd Div to again? Bring him in I want to know why he hasn’t captured Buna yet either
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