One photo a day until I meet Jonathan Harris

12th April

A cast bronze summary of soldiers killed and wounded during the Kokoda Trail campaign (1942).

I find it disturbing to ponder the horrifying significance of this morbid spreadsheet.

Does it really matter how many people were killed or whether the figures are "estimates only"? Is it important to know that the number of Japanese deaths is different (and by how much) from the number of American deaths?

The frightening truth seems to be that the numbers do matter, for if we were to erase them all, it wouldn't seem right either.