The biggest king cobra killed by Australian troops is the claim of these men of the 1st ...

Accession Number CAM/67/0303/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Campbell, Bryan
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

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Description

The biggest king cobra killed by Australian troops is the claim of these men of the 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit. The snake was caught and killed in a running night battle when it slithered into the four-man tent occupied by these two soldiers, Private (Pte) Doug Plain of Heidelberg, Victoria (left), and Pte Bruce Farmer of Ivanhoe, Victoria, and two other troops from NSW. The snake measured 11 feet from head to tail. [Pte Farmer is 3789173 Bruce Andrew Farmer. Pte Plain is 3789448 Douglas Brian Plain who was accidently killed in a vehicle accident in Bien Hoa Province on 1 March 1968.]

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