VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > I. The Pacific Region, 1914–1945 > 3. Australia > 1940–45
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Australian troops fought in the Middle East, Greece, and North Africa, notably at Tobruk and El Alamein, and from 1942 in Malaya and New Guinea, notably on the Kokoda Track and along the New Guinea north coast. Australian aircrews served in the Pacific and in Europe, especially in Bomber Command, in which over 5,000 Australians died. Australia's war dead totaled 19,000 (World War I, 63,000). (See Australia, 1944–2000)  1
 
 
 
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