by David Morgan
KOKODA UPDATE. Slatts (who has walked the Track himself) sends me sad news: 'Phil Rhoden, CO of B Company, 2/14th Battalion, Battle for Isurava, 1942, died at weekend. Buried this morning. Fine man.'
Indeed. As he put it: 'If the Japs had got through that hole, it's possible that they would have gone all the way to Moresby, because we couldn't have stopped them.' But they didn't get through.