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goldman 03-05-2010 10:57 AM

War dead Lae, Wewak, Kokopo
It is interesting that mention should finally be made of the Indians who fought so courageously and selflessly in defence of Australia and other dominions of the British in World War 2.

I visited the cemetaries mentioned in your posting and noticed with shame the large numbers of these fine young men who Australia conveeniently has excised from its memory and from mention in ANZAC day and on other occassions.

In Israel and Jordan they pay tribute to these people whose entry into the war without doubt the German and Japanese ambitions on the battle field. They gave us our first victory against the Axis by defeating the Italian German assault from Libya into Egypt. They were outnumbered 20:1 and were victorious. British officers led from behind these brave men. That included Lord Wavel.

A good soldier is one who acknowledges the efforts and sacrifices of his comrades, not hide them or deny them their rightful place in history. Australian soldiers have a lot to redeem themselves from in this respect.

Most movies about world war 2 conveniently show it as a whites only campaign which could not be further from the truth however hard one tries to stretch it.

2,500,000 Indians volunteered and fought. They were the one of the largest component in the war.

When Singapore fell, the Aussie and British commanders first fled or were repatriated. Those who could not were captured. The Indians were used by the Japanese for target practice. Their whitte officers did nothing for them.

Today their descendants are assaulted with impunity on the streets of Austalia.

The truth speaks from beyond the grave.

Jai Hind Jai Jawan

David Goldman

alexarean 12-01-2012 06:59 PM

GREEN, Corporal, DAVID KENNETH, M M, NX91449. A.I.F. 2/33 Bn. Australian Infantry. 11th October 1943. Age 28. Son of James Vincent and Minnie Ann Green; husband of Margaret Ellen Green, of Rose Bay, New South Wales. E. A. 7.

archie1 05-12-2017 10:13 PM

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