Army - Infantry

The infantry are the fighting soldiers. The role of infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground and to repel attack by day or night, regardless of season, weather or terrain.

An infantry soldier's main weapon is a rifle and each infantry soldier carries what is needed to fight on his or her person. An Australian infantry soldier is traditionally known as a "digger" but in recent times the American nickname "grunt" has also been used.


Troops of 2 RAR move from The Hook to the Demilitarised Zone Korea

Troops of 2 RAR move from The Hook to the Demilitarised Zone, 72 hours after the cease fire, Korea, 1953. 157687

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