Strange, N.A., MM (Sergeant)

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Accession Number MSS1490
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 item
Object type Poem
Maker Strange, Norman Alan
Date made 1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0564
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Poem describing experiences of a militia battalion in wartime, including vivid images of the bombing of Darwin and jungle training in Darwin and Queensland. The poem expresses feelings of self-doubt and frustration at not seeing action, and assesses the 8th battalion's performance on Bougainville during July and August 1945.