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

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Accession Number P01635.006
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Geelen, Peter
Place made Vietnam: Bien Hoa Province
Date made May 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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A VIEW OF FIRE SUPPORT BASE CORAL, LOOKING TOWARDS THE SOUTHWEST, AT THE TIME OF THE BATTLE OF CORAL. IN THE FOREGROUND, CIGARETTE IN HAND, CAPTAIN DAVID BROOK, BATTERY CAPTAIN OF 102 FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY, IS WALKING PAST BAGS OF GUNPOWDER. ARRIVING IN THE BACKGROUND ARE THE M109 SELF PROPELLED 155MM HOWITZERS OF A SQUADRON, 2ND BATTALION, THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT (2RAR) 35TH ARTILLERY REGIMENT, OF THE US ARMY.