GOODENOUGH ISLAND, NEW GUINEA, 1942-10. A CAMOUFLAGED WOOD GUN. THIS WAS PART OF A MASTERPIECE OF ...

Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Papua, Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Goodenough Island
Accession Number 090214
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

GOODENOUGH ISLAND, NEW GUINEA, 1942-10. A CAMOUFLAGED WOOD GUN. THIS WAS PART OF A MASTERPIECE OF BLUFF AND DECEPTION BY WHICH THE SMALL GROUP OF AUSTRALIANS WHO SEIZED THE ISLAND CONVINCED THE JAPANESE THAT AT LEAST ONE BRIGADE WAS IN OCCUPATION.