VIETNAM. 19 AUGUST 1966. MAJOR (MAJ) HARRY SMITH OF BRISBANE, QLD (EXTREME LEFT), OFFICER ...

Unit 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
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Accession Number FOR/66/0676/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Date made 19 August 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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VIETNAM. 19 AUGUST 1966. MAJOR (MAJ) HARRY SMITH OF BRISBANE, QLD (EXTREME LEFT), OFFICER COMMANDING DELTA COMPANY, 6TH BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT (6RAR), HOLDS A BRIEFING IN THE FIELD SHORTLY BEFORE HIS COMPANY RETURNED TO LONG TAN, THE SCENE OF THEIR EPIC LONE STAND AGAINST A CRACK NORTH VIETNAM BATTALION. LEFT TO RIGHT: MAJ HARRY SMITH; SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) DAVID SABBEN, OC 12 PLATOON; CORPORAL PHIL DOBSON, COMPANY MEDIC; 2LT GEOFF KENDALL, OC 10 PLATOON; SERGEANT BOB BUICK (OBSCURED BY KENDALL); SGT JACK THOMPSON, COMPANY MORTAR FIRE CONTROLLER; CAPTAIN MORRIE STANLEY OF NZ, THE FORWARD OBSERVATION OFFICER OF 161 (NZ) FORWARD BATTERY; PTE BILL "YANK" AKELL, REGIMENTAL SIGNALLER; LANCE CORPORAL GRAHAM SMITH, REGIMENTAL SIGNALLER (WITH BACK TO CAMERA).