The crew of a 9 Squadron RAAF helicopter (not pictured) find a rare moment of beauty during the ...

Accession Number P02975.051
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made c 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

The crew of a 9 Squadron RAAF helicopter (not pictured) find a rare moment of beauty during the Vietnam War. In these coastal waters of the South China Sea, a funnel opening in a cumulus cloud feature allows a shaft of sunlight to create a spotlight illuminating the water off Cap Saint Jacques Peninsula late one afternoon. A portion of the South Vietnamese coast is visible in the lower right hand corner. Below the clouds, several ships also appear in the background.

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