Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. July 1970. Armed with a US Rocket Launcher 66mm M72 Light Anti ...

Unit 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
Accession Number WAR/70/0596/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Ward, Peter Anthony
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made 1970
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam. July 1970. Armed with a US Rocket Launcher 66mm M72 Light Anti Tank Weapon (LAW) and an L1A1 self-loading rifle, Private Nicholas Andropof of Reservoir, Vic, patrols silently through a rubber plantation during a combined infantry-tank operation against Viet Cong bunker systems in Operation Petrie. He is a member of 8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR).