Karl's Story

I was fortunate to be part of the first Living History Re-enactment on the Kokoda Track as part of the 75th Anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign. We walked in the footsteps of B Coy 39 Battalion with the design of the trip to reciprocate (as close as possible) to what it was like for the men of B Coy. Our itinerary was matched to theirs (75 years to the day), we wore the same uniform and equipment and ate similar foods. This trek sheds light on what it may have been like for these men and gives greater meaning to the Kokoda Campaign. The addition of being allocated a soldier of B Coy and wearing “his” identification tags and pay book created a realism that can’t be matched.

JUL 2017