After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the focus of the Pacific War moved closer to Australia. Japanese forces bombed Darwin and captured the village of Kokoda with its vital airstrip, later they headed for Port Moresby, traversing the treacherous Kokoda Trail that winds across the mighty Owen Stanley Range.
The Australian Army was ill prepared to confront the Japanese. Poorly equipped, undertrained, and unaccustomed to jungle warfare, the untested militia battalions were the first to face the battle-hardened invading forces.
A desperate and vicious seven-month campaign followed, which saw 600 Australian soldiers killed and 1600 wounded, compared to more than 10,000 Japanese fatalities. In January 1943 Japanese resistance on Papua ceased. The campaign was a crucial point in stopping the Japanese advance across the Pacific and towards Australia.
Features fully sublimated design on Elite® CoolDry synthetic soft fabric. Wicks sweat away from the skin, a great choice for those working/living in hot and humid environments.
✓ internal pocket on the right chest
✓ collar with three-button placket
✓ set-in sleeves
✓ split detail at sides
✓ wrinkle resistant, drapes well
✓ active breathability
✓ moisture management technology
✓ UPF50 Sun protection
✓ light-weight, 165 GSM construction
Gentle wash inside out with similar colours at or below 30°C. Pop them on the line, avoid the dryer and do not iron. Do not bleach, do not dry clean. Avoid rough surfaces.
This polo is printed with high-quality carcinogen-free Italian pigment inks. No cancer-causing chemicals and undesirable surfactants.
Zero plastic. We pack your threads in recyclable acid-free tissue paper, use only plant-based home compostable mailers and send your parcel carbon neutral, at no extra cost.
We manufacture in limited quantities, no over-production and waste like large fashion brands. Learn more →
Free standard shipping worldwide by Australia Post on all orders valued over $160 AUD / $180 NZD / £90 GBP / 120 USD. Your order will be sent from our warehouse on the Gold Coast, QLD AUSTRALIA. Shipping times kick in when your parcel has left our warehouse: for same day dispatch, place your order before 11AM AEST otherwise it'll be sent on the next business day (except pre-orders, backorders and custom orders).
Items may be returned within 14 days of receipt, free of charge* (exceptions apply, Australia only). Excluding products on sale.
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