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

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Accession Number P01635.010
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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Description

A VIEW OF FIRE SUPPORT BASE CORAL, LOOKING TOWARDS THE SOUTHWEST, AT THE TIME OF THE BATTLE OF CORAL. IN THE FOREGROUND ARE THE GENERATORS OF 131 DIVISIONAL LOCATING BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY, WHICH WERE HIT AND PUT OUT OF ACTION BY NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS DURING THEIR ATTACK ON THE NIGHT OF 1968-05-12. BEHIND THE GENERATORS IS A TANK BRIDGE WHICH HAS JUST ARRIVED AT THE BASE.