General Edgar Percival, who was the British commander in Singapore, makes the decision to surrender.
Papuan and Australian troops begin operations when the Japanese are identified as a threat.
The Japanese forces begin to move south over the Kokoda track to reach Port Moresby.
Japanese forces launch offensives.
Australians are threatened with attacks from the rear so they escape Isurava as they were pursued by the Japanese.
Japanese lose their frost land battle of the war to Australian troops.
After a series of defeats at Guadalcanal, the Japanese retreated in fear of an Australian attack from the rear.
Australians re-capture Kokoda.
Go a falls to the Australians.
After the Japanese lose in a final foothold at Sanananda, the war is Papua officially ends.