Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. 1968-03. The flag raising on the rocky peak of Hill 323 marked ...

Accession Number THU/68/0273/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original acetate
Maker Thurgar, Kevin Denham
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. 1968-03. The flag raising on the rocky peak of Hill 323 marked the climax of Operation Pinnaroo. Here Lance Corporal David Halliday, 23, of Mentone, Vic (left), and Private John Scott, 21, of Mount Stuart, Tas, fix the flag firmly in a position overlooking most of Phuoc Tuy Province. This was the first time Australian troops had operated in the Long Hai Hills.