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014001

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

ID number 014001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Silk, George
Physical description Black & white

Description

1943-01-02. PAPUA, GIROPA POINT. AUSTRALIAN MANNED M3 GENERAL STUART TANKS ATTACKING JAPANESE PILLBOXES IN THE FINAL ASSAULT ON BUNA. MEN OF D COMPANY, 2/12TH BATTALION, FIRE ON 25 JAPANESE (NOT SEEN), USING BREN MK 1 MACHINE GUNS AND SMLE NO 1 MKIII* RIFLES, WHO ARE FLEEING FROM A WRECKED PILLBOX 150 YARDS AWAY. THE PILLBOX WAS DESTROYED BY THE GENERAL STUART TANK SHOWN HERE. IN THE FOREGROUND ARE PRIVATE J. SEARLE AND CORPORAL G. G. FLETCHER. THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN DURING THE ACTUAL FIGHTING.