Australia's Involvement In WWII

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  • Australia delcared war on Germany

  • Menzies announced the formation of the second Australian imperial force

  • The first Australian air unit went into battle

  • Australian ship "Sydney" (with British deystroyer squadron) engaged an Italian squadron

  • The first RAAF aircraft was shot at by enemy forces

  • The Australian force at Amdon was defeated by the Japanese landing

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    Australia took part in the Pacific War

  • Australia began the kokoda campaign

  • Australia withdrew due to a loss from a confusing night battle

  • The second battle of El Alamein began

  • Australian commandos waged a guerilla campaign against the Japanese in portugese Timor

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    Aitape Wewak Campaign