Description of garden trench shelter

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number RC00811
Collection number Leaflet Collection 7/2/7
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 34 x 22 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Black and white leaflet instructing how to construct a garden trench shelter for protection in the event of bombing or invasion.

History / Summary

1942: year of crisis. In 1942 Australian forces were fighting, with the Allies, in the Pacific against Japan, and in the Middle East and Europe against Germany. At home, the Japanese attacks on Australia made the threat of invasion seem very real. Many different documents and records are created during war. The Research Centre holds a unique and diverse collection of these. The items on display show some of the ways that the events of 1942 were recorded.

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