An Iraqi woman wearing the traditional burka, passes five Australian soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), on piquet duty outside the former Australian Embassy ...
ID numberP04102.139
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
MakerParker, David Dare
Place madeIraq: Baghdad
Date made18 May 2003
DescriptionAn Iraqi woman wearing the traditional burka, passes five Australian soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), on piquet duty outside the former Australian Embassy residence, Baghdad. Identified is Private Nathan Lissing (right). During Operation Falconer, 2RAR formed part of the Australian Security Detachment (SECDET) responsible for providing protection to Australian Diplomats in Iraq. 2RAR operated in the Middle East as part of the Australian commitment to the coalition forces assembled to disarm Iraq.
Credit lineAcquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003