30 January 1942

A busy day at Moresby airstrip as Lockheed Hudson bombers land carrying evacuees from Wau. It is now too dangerous for the plans to fly in and out of Wau without fighter escorts and these are rarely available.

A group of 250 European and Asian men are stranded at Wau and must try to reach the coast by trekking over the Owen Stanley Range via the arduous Bulldog Track, reputedly harder going than the Kokoda Track.