|Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Watson, William Walker Russell
|Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Rabaul Area, Rabaul
First World War, 1914-1918
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Colonel William Holmes, Commander of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force ...
Colonel William Holmes, Commander of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) (in centre) and two unidentified officers at the wireless station at Bitapaka after its capture. The first objective of the New Guinea expedition was this wireless station, a few miles inland from Blanche Bay, which at the outbreak of war was still in course of construction, but was hurriedly got ready for use. Colonel William Holmes, Commander of the AN&MEF is in the centre.