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013968

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number 013968
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Silk, George
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Cape Endaiadere
Physical description Black & white

Description

WHEN THE FIRST LINE OF AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY PASSED OVER THEIR POSITIONS FOUR JAPANESE RACED INTO THE WATER. CALLED ON TO SURRENDER, THREE OF THEM STARTED TO SWIM OUT TO SEA AND WERE SHOT. THE FOURTH PUT UP HIS HANDS AND STARTED TO WADE INTO THE BEACH. HE WADED IN WITH ONE HAND UNOPENED. WHEN ABOUT 10 YARDS AWAY HE OPENED HIS HAND TO REVEAL A GRENADE. CALLED ON TO DROP THE GRENADE, HE SUDDENLY TAPPED IT ON HIS HEAD AND WAS BLOWN TO PIECES. HE PUT HIS HANDS UP.