Beale, Leonard Jack
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Second World War, 1939-1945
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Beale, Leonard Jack, (Sergeant, b: 1922 d: 1964)
The poem "The Battle-Field" was written by Pte Beale to commemorate his friends and comrades from the 10th Brigade who fell at Buna-Sanananda during December 1942. The poems describes the fighting the Australians were involved in, what it was like fighting the Japanese and the spirit of the Australian soldiers.