|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base|
Meldrum, Donald Albert (Tim)
|Place made||Korea: 38th Parallel|
|Date made||5 January 1954|
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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With the situation as it in Korea, there must be constant patrolling of the Demilitarised Zone ...
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.