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Battle of North Borneo

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[Borneo] Lesser known theaters of World War II

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[Borneo] Konfrontasi - the undeclared war between Malaysia and Indonesia

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The last governor of North Borneo

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Battle of Balikpapan (1945)

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World War 2 Heroes of Sabah (North Borneo)

The Battle of North Borneo took place during the Second World War between Allied and Japanese forces. Part of the wider Borneo campaign of the Pacific War, it was fought between 10 June and 15 August 1945 in North Borneo. The battle involved a series of amphibious landings by Australian forces on various points on the mainland around Brunei Bay and upon islands situated around the bay. Japanese opposition to the landings was sporadic initially, although as the campaign progressed a number of considerable clashes occurred and both sides suffered relatively significant casualties. Ultimately, however, the Australians were successful in seizing control of the region, although to a large extent the strategic gains that possession of North Borneo provided the Allies with were ultimately negated by the sudden conclusion of the war in August 1945.
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