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ID number P01813.345
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Robertson, Ian
Physical description Black & white


Hiro, Japan, 1950-08. Wearing a Russian helmet, Private (Pte) Jim Blackmore of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), handles a Russian 7.62 mm PPSh M1941 submachine gun ('burp gun') during a course in enemy weapons identification. In the background, left to right, are: Lieutenant Alf Argent; Corporal Jim Stark; Pte Lester Aldridge (without a shirt). Battalion members are undertaking the course in preparation for their imminent move to Korea from BCOF. (Donor I. Robertson)