North Korea. October 1950. A wounded Australian machine gunner is lowered from a wrecked bridge on the Taeryong River in the Pakchong area of North Korea, as the United Nations keep up their steady ...
ID numberHOBJ1646
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film original negative 35mm nitrate
MakerHobson, Phillip Oliver
Place madeNorth Korea
Date madec 26 October 1950
DescriptionNorth Korea. October 1950. A wounded Australian machine gunner is lowered from a wrecked bridge on the Taeryong River in the Pakchong area of North Korea, as the United Nations keep up their steady advance against the retreating North Koreans. Improvised scaling ladders and lines were used to lower the wounded man to where a jeep ambulance could take him to a dressing station. The soldiers are from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).