Troop 14th Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery dragging a 25 pounder

The Kokoda Track was a mud trail up and down steep hills through dense jungle bush.  For the most part, mechanized transport could not be used, so even heavy artillery such as this had to be hauled by the troops.


George Silk, photograph, 1942


Accession number: H98.104/2102


From the Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria. Gift of The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 1976


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Kokoda track campaign