A VIEW OF FIRE SUPPORT BASE CORAL, LOOKING TOWARDS THE EAST, AT THE TIME OF THE BATTLE OF CORAL. ...

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Accession Number P01635.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Geelen, Peter
Place made Vietnam: Bien Hoa Province
Date made 23 May 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

A VIEW OF FIRE SUPPORT BASE CORAL, LOOKING TOWARDS THE EAST, AT THE TIME OF THE BATTLE OF CORAL. IN THE FOREGROUND RAY MCVEY IS WALKING PAST THE HOOCHIES OR TEMPORARY SHELTERS OF 102 FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY. ON THE FAR LEFT IS THE BATTERY'S NO. 4 GUN, A 105MM M2A2 HOWITZER, COMMANDED BY SERGEANT JOHN STEPHENS. IN THE BACKGROUND, THE CENTURION MkV/1 TANKS OF C SQUADRON, 1ST ARMOURED REGIMENT, WHICH HAVE JUST ARRIVED FROM NUI DAT, ARE MOVING INTO DEFENSIVE POSITION.