At Fire Support Base (FSB) Janice near Nui Dat, two unidentified Australian soldiers, possibly ...

Accession Number P02975.018
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made c 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

At Fire Support Base (FSB) Janice near Nui Dat, two unidentified Australian soldiers, possibly staff officers, confer at 4 Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) Command Post (CP) situated in a rubber plantation. A sign marked S3 identifies a specific hut for the staff officer responsible for the operations and training of the battalion. The hootchie structures, formed by sheets of corrugated iron and protected by walls of sandbags, stand on the dusty red earth which would later become a quagmire in torrential monsoonal rain.

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