Aboriginal Platoon December 1940  Number 9 Camp, Wangaratta    Indigenous Australians have served Australia in all major conflicts from the Boer War to the prese...nt.this ANZAC Day we celebrate the courage, tenacity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Australians in the armed forces.we thank you for your service and sacrifice..   Lest We Forget.

Aboriginal Platoon December 1940 Number 9 Camp, Wangaratta Indigenous Australians have served Australia in all major conflicts from the Boer War to the prese...nt.this ANZAC Day we celebrate the courage, tenacity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Australians in the armed forces.we thank you for your service and sacrifice.. Lest We Forget.

Christmas on HMAS Benalla, 1944. Pacific Area No. 23. Father Christmas on HMAS Benalla was Telegraphist John Barry of Port Melbourne, Vic, 24 years old with six years Navy service. He was employed in a fruit canning plant before going to sea. A pine Christmas tree is filled with wrapped presents. Father Christmas, holding a jug of beer, is surrounded by interested natives and sailors.

Christmas on HMAS Benalla, 1944. Pacific Area No. 23. Father Christmas on HMAS Benalla was Telegraphist John Barry of Port Melbourne, Vic, 24 years old with six years Navy service. He was employed in a fruit canning plant before going to sea. A pine Christmas tree is filled with wrapped presents. Father Christmas, holding a jug of beer, is surrounded by interested natives and sailors.

Australian Private J.G. Worchester removes a message that Sandy has brought in his collar. Sandy was trained by the US War Dog Detachment, the K-9 Corps, which was formed on 13 March 1942.

Australian Private J.G. Worchester removes a message that Sandy has brought in his collar. Sandy was trained by the US War Dog Detachment, the K-9 Corps, which was formed on 13 March 1942.

Gunners of the 101st Battery, Royal Australian Artillery fire a 105mm howitzer

Gunners of the 101st Battery, Royal Australian Artillery fire a 105mm howitzer

Dense jungles, like this one in which Australians are marching single file, cover about three-quarters of Malaya and lie between the Japanese and Singapore. The jungle is pitch black in spots and dotted with pill-boxes. The few roads of Malaya are minded as well, acting as a natural defense against the invading enemy forces (LIFE, 22 Dec 1941), pin by Paolo Marzioli

Dense jungles, like this one in which Australians are marching single file, cover about three-quarters of Malaya and lie between the Japanese and Singapore. The jungle is pitch black in spots and dotted with pill-boxes. The few roads of Malaya are minded as well, acting as a natural defense against the invading enemy forces (LIFE, 22 Dec 1941), pin by Paolo Marzioli


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