In WW2, before the Americans got involved, the Japanese were a seemingly unstoppable force, rolling through down through Asia towards Australia.
They landed in Papua New Guinea, with nothing but the Australian troops deemed unfit to send to Europe standing between them and Australia.
But then the unthinkable happened.
The Japanese experienced their first defeat in the war, thanks to the mateship that bound the Australian troops together.
Since then the Japanese atrocities in the war have been taught to every Australian kid.
But no one ever talks about how Australia didn't capture many prisoners of war either.
And the men involved in the battle stayed quiet for 60 years. Until we went and made a documentary about it.