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

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Accession Number P01635.004
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 SOUTHEAST, AT THE TIME OF THE BATTLE OF CORAL. IN THE FOREGROUND ARE THE HOOCHIES OR TEMPORARY SHELTERS OF 102 FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY. STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT IN THE FOREGROUND ARE JOHN BURNS (AMONG THE HOOCHIES), MEL CHAMBERS, PETER STOREY AND IAN RYAN (OR JONES). JUST IN PICTURE AT FAR RIGHT IS THE BATTERY'S NO. 2 GUN, A 105MM HOWITZER, COMMANDED BY SERGEANT B.J. ("SKEETER") HUMPHRYS. 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.