VIETNAM. 1967-07. TROOPS FROM 108 FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY (RAA), WORK ...

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Place Asia: Vietnam, Phuoc Tuy Province
Accession Number COL/67/0548/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Coleridge, Michael
Date made 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

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Description

VIETNAM. 1967-07. TROOPS FROM 108 FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY (RAA), WORK FEVERISHLY TO FREE THEIR 105MM HOWITZER FROM THE MUD DURING OPERATION PADDINGTON, THE MASSIVE ALLIED OFFENSIVE BEING HELD IN VIETNAM'S PHUOC TUY PROVINCE. THE BIG GUN STARTED TO SINK AFTER A SERIES OF MONSOON DOWNPOURS. OPERATION PADDINGTON, INVOLVING AUSTRALIAN, NEW ZEALAND AND AMERICAN TROOPS, IS THE LARGEST OPERATION YET CONDUCTED AGAINST THE VIET CONG IN PHUOC TUY PROVINCE.