With the situation as it in Korea, there must be constant patrolling of the Demilitarised Zone ...

Accession Number MELJ0530
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Maker Meldrum, Donald Albert (Tim)
Place made Korea: 38th Parallel
Date made 5 January 1954
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

With the situation as it in Korea, there must be constant patrolling of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the great armies facing each other from the north and south, to ensure that there is no infringement of the armistice agreement. In 1 Commonwealth Division this is the current responsibility of A Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR). Such patrols are a delicate business, the area through which they move being an old battlefield, liberally sprinkled with minefields and still lethal projectiles. Here Patrol Commander, 23916 Second Lieutenant Donald MacKenzie Bourne of Werris Creek, NSW, gives his men a final briefing before setting out into the DMZ. The soldier wearing the earphones is wireless operator, Private Victor (Vic) Creagh of Pinbarren Creek, Pomona, Qld. The other soldiers are unidentified.

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