Don’t forget down our way Brian – New Caledonia.
This was occupied by the Australians, only for a very short time and in minimal numbers until the U.S. Army/Navy turned up. After the fall of France Churchill et. al, were concerned that French Colonies in the Pacific may go ‘Vichy’. However, sanity prevailed and they didn’t.
The Iranians may hate our guts, but in return they got a fully operational railway.