Hill Sardine or Salmon, Korea, 1951-04. A solidly-constructed dugout used by Communist Chinese ...

Unit 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
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Accession Number P02201.132
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Robertson, Ian
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Copyright

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Description

Hill Sardine or Salmon, Korea, 1951-04. A solidly-constructed dugout used by Communist Chinese troops is sited in a well-camouflaged position among trees and rocks on the side of a hill. The dugout is roofed with logs and has walls made of rocks, hay and matting, while hay strewn over its roof provides concealment. The dugout was discovered when soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), attacked and captured the hill. A shoe lost by a Chinese soldier lies on the ground at right. (Donor I. Robertson)