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Coral Sea Week

Coral Sea Week

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The Battle of the Coral Sea prevented a seaborne invasion of Port Moresby, but is still perceived by many to have saved Australia. Each year since 1946 Coral Sea Week has been celebrated in Australia with marches by servicemen from both countries and social functions welcoming American dignitaries. The celebrations express gratitude to the United States for its part in the battle, and the support given to Australia by America in World War II.

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