Reginald Walter Saunders (Reg), as a Captain, (337678/VX12843), Aboriginal serviceman 2/7th Battalion, interviewed by Peter Read for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.

Accession Number S00520
Collection type Sound
Measurement 3 hr 3 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description TDK D60 Cassette
Maker Saunders, Reginald Walter 'Reg'
Read, Peter
Saunders, Reginald Walter 'Reg'
Date made 13 January 1989
Access Open
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45

Discusses education; employment; religion; enlistment; aborigines in WW2; 2/7th Battalion; training; mateship; leave; racism; desert operations; disease; air raids; discipline; rations; AIF Greek relations; promotion; jungle operations; Returned Services League (RSL); Mentions Victoria; Bardia, Middle East; Greece; Crete, Salamaua, Papua New Guinea; Korea.