An Australian soldier in the field (centre) freshens up with an overhead bucket shower during a ...

Accession Number P02975.025
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

An Australian soldier in the field (centre) freshens up with an overhead bucket shower during a break from operations at Fire Support Base (FSB) Sally. Two other unidentified soldiers erect a US made M-29 81 mm mortar (left). Rolled up lengths of wire near them indicate that they are probably fortifying a defensive position, complete with mortar pit, strengthening a possible Command Post (CP). Ammunition boxes are also visible. Several low slung tents over pits (hootchies) appear in the background.

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