Jack Lawrence (Smoky) Howson as a private 39th Battalion, New Guinea, 1942-1945, interviewed by Harry Martin for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.
|Title||Jack Lawrence (Smoky) Howson as a private 39th Battalion, New Guinea, 1942-1945, interviewed by Harry Martin for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.|
|Object type||Oral history|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Caulfield|
|Date made||5 November 1988|
|Descriptor||audio cassette; BASF Ferro Super I 60; mono|
|Description||Discusses prewar education; religion; economic depression, class differences, prewar employment, conscription; enlistment; army training; embarkation; authority; Australia; 39th Battalion; casualties; health; food and equipment supplies; humour; AIF/Militia relations; postwar employment; demobilisation; homecoming; troopship SS Aquitania; unit solidarity; battle tactics; combat conditions; conflict with officers; Salvation Army; Australian American relations, relation to authority; field ambulance duties. Mentions Buna, Uberi, Deniki, Kokoda, Oivi, Isurava, Hombrom Bluff, Golden Stairs, Seven Mile, Port Moresby, Wewak, Papua New Guinea; Bill Merritt, H. N. Sorenson.|
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