Seen through the barbed wire of a village checkpoint, an unidentified soldier of 2nd Battalion, ...

Accession Number HOB/56/0785/MC
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Malaya: Perak
Date made c 1956
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Seen through the barbed wire of a village checkpoint, an unidentified soldier of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), and a Malayan Policeman search the baskets and containers strapped to a bicycle for hidden food and weapons. 2RAR is involved in a food denial and control operation which is designed to prevent food supplies from falling into the hands of Communist terrorists, who are known to be active in the area. The vehicle (right) is a GS quarter ton truck (Jeep).

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