Reginald Walter Saunders (Reg), as a Captain, (337678/VX12843), Aboriginal serviceman 2/7th Battalion, interviewed by Peter Read for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.

Unit 2/7th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number S00520
Collection type Sound
Measurement 3 hr 3 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description TDK D60 Cassette
Maker Saunders, Reginald Walter 'Reg'
Read, Peter
Date made 13 January 1989
Access Open
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45
Description

Discusses education; employment; religion; enlistment; aborigines in WW2; 2/7th Battalion; training; mateship; leave; racism; desert operations; disease; air raids; discipline; rations; AIF Greek relations; promotion; jungle operations; Returned Services League (RSL); Mentions Victoria; Bardia, Middle East; Greece; Crete, Salamaua, Papua New Guinea; Korea.

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