Biography

Birth date: 01 August 1912
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Malvern
Death date: 17 September 1944
Death place: Pacific Islands: Caroline Islands, Palau, Peleliu
Final rank: War Correspondent and Photographer
Service number: VX334 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • New Guinea Force
  • Paramount Films

Even sixty years after his death Damien Parer remains one of Australia's most well-known combat cameramen. He was born on 1 August 1912 at Malvern in Melbourne but was educated largely in Bathurst, at Saint Stanislaus School. Parer joined the school's camera club and decided early on that he wanted to be a photographer. Having left school and failing to find photographic work in Melbourne, he resumed his education before finding an apprenticeship. Also interested in motion pictures, Parer, having completed his apprenticeship, moved to Sydney to work with the director, Charles Chauvel.

When the Second World War began, Parer had become experienced in stills photography and motion picture work, and was appointed as official movie photographer to the AIF. He sailed for the Middle East in January 1940 where he filmed on board HMAS Sydney after it had sunk the Italian cruiser, Bartolomeo Colleoni. Parer was on board another ship, HMAS Ladybird when she bombarded Bardia and he advanced with the infantry at Derna, his first experience of close action. At Derna he decided that he needed to film from as close to the action as possible, sometimes even in advance of the troops. Acquaintances later recalled that from the moment Parer made this decision he was doomed to die on the battlefield.

Parer filmed in Greece and in Syria, covering the action from aircraft, the deck of a ship and on the ground with the infantry. After Syria he travelled to Tobruk in August 1941 before covering the fighting in the Western desert. By mid-1942 Parer was in New Guinea ready to cover the fighting against the Japanese. During this phase of the war, he filmed some of his most famous sequences, some at Salamaua and, most notably, those used in Kokoda front line. This documentary won its producer, Ken Hall, an Oscar for documentary film-making. Behind the footage lay Parer's deeply held desire to draw to public attention, the conditions under which the Australians were fighting in New Guinea.

In late 1942 Parer travelled to Timor to film Australians of the 2/2nd Independent Company who were fighting a guerrilla campaign on the island, the result of which was his documentary, Men of Timor. He then returned to New Guinea where he flew on a series of hair-raising Beaufighter operations against Japanese shipping in the Bismarck Sea. After that he moved to the Salamaua area where he filmed, among other actions, the well-known assault on Timbered Knoll.

In August 1943, after more than 12 months of rancour and disagreement, Parer left the Department of Information's employ to work for the United States company, Paramount News. His early assignments involved filming further air raids over New Guinea. On 23 March 1944 during a period of leave, Parer, a deeply religious man, married Marie Cotter in Sydney. Their union was a brief one. Parer returned to action, leaving the war in New Guinea behind to accompany the United States Marines. He filmed them first on Guam and then covered the Peleliu operation.

On 17 September 1944, keen to get shots of the faces of advancing soldiers, Parer was walking backwards behind a tank, filming a group of marines advancing under fire. He was killed by a burst of Japanese machine gun fire.

Rolls and Awards

Commemorative Roll

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  • Rank: War Correspondent and Photographer
  • Date of Death: 17 September 1944
  • Unit: Paramount Films
  • Service: Array

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: New Guinea Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

004192

1940-09-25. PORT SUEZ - ABOARD THE PRESIDENT DOUMER TROOPSHIP BRINGING MEN FROM AUSTRALIA (ACTUALLY PICKED THEM UP IN BOMBAY). A CHEERFUL GROUP OF DIGGERS SING A SERENADE TO CELEBRATE THEIR ARRIVAL IN THIS LAND THAT THEIR FATHERS KNEW WHEN SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR 1.

004192

004202

1940-11-24. CAIRO - AT ABBASSIA BARRACKS. MEMBERS OF NO. 3 SQUADRON RAAF INSPECT ONE OF THE ITALIAN BOMBERS THAT HAD RECENTLY BEEN BROUGHT DOWN BY OUR FIGHTERS IN THE WESTERN DESERT. MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION WAS GAINED FROM A SURVEY OF THIS MACHINE THAT WAS FORCED DOWN INTACT.

004202

004347

1940-09-12 TO 1940-12-10. JERUSALEM. AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS CLUB. ONE OF THE AIF TEAM GETS RUBBED DOWN BEFORE A CRICKET MATCH. PRIVATE (PTE) A. FLYNN, PTE C.J. BURROWS, PTE R.H. ROBINSON, CORPORAL J. GORMAN (MELB). FIRST THREE FROM SYDNEY.

004347

004348

1940-09-14. JERUSALEM, MT SCOPUS. LIEUTENANT H.MCP. AUSTIN, CAPTAIN OF THE AIF CRICKET TEAM, COMING OUT FROM THE CREASE.

004348

004349

1940-09-10. TEL AVIV, PALESTINE. CIVILIAN VICTIMS OF THE AIR RAIDS OF ITALIAN BOMBERS IN THE HADASA MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL.

004349

004352

1940-09-10. TEL AVIV, PALESTINE. A CIVILIAN VICTIM OF THE AIR RAIDS BY ITALIAN BOMBERS IN THE HADASA MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL.

004352

004360

1940-08-23. KILO 89 - AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER DEMONSTRATION - DROPPING SUPPLIES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

004360

004361

1940-08-15. LATRUN, PALESTINE. MARCH PAST OF POLISH CAVALRY.

004361

004373

1940-08-18. GAZA RIDGE - SOME NURSING SISTERS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (2AGH) HAVE A GOOD TRY OUT OF ONE OF THE RED CROSS AMBULANCES, INSPECTING STRETCHERS IN THE INTERIOR. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

004373

004374

1940-08-18. GAZA RIDGE - SOME SISTERS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (2AGH) TRY OUT EQUIPMENT IN THE INTERIOR OF A RED CROSS AMBULANCE. A PATIENT IS TESTING ONE OF THE STRETCHERS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

004374

004381

1940-08-22. KILO 89. SERGEANT D. G. HEALEY OF WAGGA, NSW, 2/4TH BATTALION JUST ARRIVED BACK FROM HAIFA WHERE THE UNIT WAS AN ANTI AIRCRAFT UNIT, NOW THEY ARE INFANTRY AGAIN.

004381

004382

1940-08-15. LATRUN, PALESTINE. POLISH BRIGADE'S FESTIVAL AMONG THE GUESTS WAS GENERAL THOMAS BLAMEY.

004382

004383

1940-08-15. LATRUN, PALESTINE. POLISH LADS MARCH IN FOR SPORTS.

004383

004384

1940-08-15. LATRUN. POLISH OFFICERS BEING INSPECTED BY SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

004384

004386

ISMAILIA. MEMBERS OF NO. 3 SQUADRON RAAF HAVE A LOOK AT THE COUNTRY. AIRCRAFTMAN I J. FOURACRE: LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN T. REEVES: AIRCRAFTMAN 1 R. BOYES.

004386

004387

1940-08-23. ISMAILIA. MEMBERS OF NO. 3 SQUADRON RAAF - AIRCRAFTMAN I J. FOURACRE: LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN T. PEEVES: ACI R. BOYES - HAVE A LOOK AT THE COUNTRY ON BICYCLES.

004387

004392

1940-08-25. ISMAILIA - BARON LOUIS DE BENOIST MAKING HIS SPEECH AT FRENCH SHOW.

004392

004605

HAIFA, PALESTINE. 1940-12-20. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS DISHING OUT ITALIAN PRISONERS' FIRST MEAL IN PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER).

004605

004610

1940-12-17. JULIS, PALESTINE. THESE MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF 21ST BRIGADE ARE ON THE EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE BRIGADE MAGAZINE. THE ROOM LOOKS LIKE A NEWSPAPER OFFICE. INCLUDED ARE MEN FROM SUN & HERALD (MELB) AND COMMERCIAL ARTISTS.

004610

004612

A COMPANY OF THE 2/27TH BATTALION AT BAYONET PRACTICE.

004612

004665

GAZA, PALESTINE. 1940-12-16. TROOPS PLAY A GAME OF TWO UP AT NIGHT. EYES LOOK UP TO WATCH THE SPIN OF THE PENNY, THE ONLY SOURCE OF LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS BEING NEAR THE SPINNER. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

004665

004984

RAAF LADS ENJOYING A DRINK IN NIGHT CLUB OR CAFE WITH SOME OF THE WOMEN 'ENTERTAINERS'. THEIR EXACT PROFESSION IS A MATTER FOR CONJECTURE. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

004984

004985

1940-08-29. CAIRO, EGYPT. SOME BOYS (TROOPS) ON LEAVE AT A NIGHT CLUB, ENJOYING A CIGARETTE AND A DRINK WITH ONE OF THE WOMEN ENTERTAINERS.

004985

004987

1940-12-31. OFF BARDIA - SOME OF THE BOYS ABOARD HMS LADYBIRD, ONE OF THE SHIPS ENGAGED IN THE BOMBARDMENT OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

004987

004988

1940-12-31. OFF BARDIA - BEHIND THE GUNS DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF BARDIA, ABOARD HMS LADYBIRD. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

004988

004990

1940-12-31. OFF BARDIA - RAPID FIRE FROM THE 6" GUNS DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF BARDIA, ABOARD HMS LADYBIRD. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

004990

004991

1940-12-31. OFF BARDIA - AT THE SAFEST AND OF THE 6" GUNS ON HMS LADYBIRD DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER)

004991

004992

1940-12-31. OFF BARDIA - P/O SMITH ABOARD HMS LADYBIRD DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF BARDIA. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER)

004992

004997

1940-12-31. OFF BARDIA - ABOARD AN AUSTRALIAN DESTROYER. RATINGS MAN THE 12 LB ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN DURING A TRIP ROUND TO ALEXANDRIA.

004997

005002/01

Alexandria, Egypt. 31 December 1940. Port side view of a RN aircraft carrier.

005002/01

005002/02

A Royal Navy aircraft carrier seen moored in Alexandra Harbour after being part of the naval force which heavily bombarded the Italian ports of Sollum Bardia and Tobruk and played a big part in smashing Italian power in the Western Desert.

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005002/03

Alexandria, Egypt. 31 December 1940. An Australian destroyer with Italian prisoners aboard.

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005002/04

Alexandria, Egypt. 31 December 1940. An Australian destroyer with Italian prisoners aboard.

005002/04

005002/05

Alexandria, Egypt. 31 December 1940. Italian prisoners being put ashore from an RAN destroyer.

005002/05

005002/06

Off Bardia. 31 December 1940. A happy sailor aboard HMS Ladybird.

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005002/07

Off Bardia. 31 December 1940. Portrait of a happy sailor aboard HMS Ladybird.

005002/07

005002/08

An unidentified happy sailor aboard HMS Ladybird relaxes during a respite in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005002/08

005002/09

Lieutenant Commander J. F. Blackburn returning to his ship HMS Ladybird aboard the ships launch.

005002/09

005002/10

Lieutenant Commander J. F. Blackburn (second from left), returning to his ship HMS Ladybird aboard the ships launch.

005002/10

005002/10A

Two shallow draught RN gunboats at sea.

005002/10A

005002/11

The Captain of a destroyer Flotilla, Lieutenant Commander R. Rhoades DSC (left), and Captain H. M. L. Waller DSO RAN (right), having a yarn on the bridge of a destroyer.

005002/11

005002/12

The Captain of a destroyer Flotilla, Lieutenant Commander R. Rhoades DSC (left), and Captain H. M. L. Waller DSO RAN (right), having a yarn on the bridge of a destroyer.

005002/12

005002/13

Informal portrait of Captain Hector Macdonald Laws 'Hec' Waller DSO RAN, smoking a pipe on the bridge of HMAS Stuart. Captain Waller, took command of HMAS Perth on 24 October 1941. On the night of 28 February 1942 the Australian cruiser HMAS Perth, together with the USS Houston, encountered a...

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005002/14

Informal portrait of Lieutenant Commander R. Rhoades DSC on the bridge of his ship.

005002/14

005002/15

The French battleship Lorraine interned in Alexandria Harbour, which was then being brought under the control of the British forces.

005002/15

005003/01

An unidentified member of the crew of HMS Ladybird snatches a few minutes of sleep during a respite in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005003/01

005003/02

An unidentified sailor aboard HMAS Ladybird has a quiet read during a lull in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005003/02

005003/03

A sailor who mans the speaking tube on the bridge of HMS Ladybird looks up during a lull in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005003/03

005003/05

Some of the crew of HMS Ladybird enjoy a respite in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005003/05

005003/07

A group of warships of the Royal Navy seen operating in the Mediterranean Sea in a search for enemy ships.

005003/07

005003/11

A number of Royal Navy warships moored in Alexandria Harbour after their return from being part of a naval force that heavily bombarded the Italian ports of Sollum, Bardia and Tobruk. This offensive played a big part in smashing Italian power in the Western Desert.

005003/11

005003/12

A number of Royal Navy warships drop anchor in Alexandria Harbour at dusk on their return from a naval bombardment offensive against the Italian ports of Sallum, Bardia and Tobruk which played a big part in smashing Italian power in the Western Desert.

005003/12

005003/14

During a respite from the bombardment on the Italian port of Bardia, two of the crew of HMS Ladybird attempt to assess the extent of damage caused.

005003/14

005003/18

One of the crew of HMS Ladybird takes advantage of a respite in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia to assess the situation.

005003/18

005003/20

Seen from HMS Ladybird, a Royal Navy destroyer keeps watch for any enemy reaction during the bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005003/20

005003/21

Crew of HMS Ladybird take advantage of a lull in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia to check the armament equipment.

005003/21

005003/22

Some of the crew of HMS Ladybird gather for a brief rest during a lull in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005003/22

005003/23

A rigger aboard a Royal Australian Navy destroyer engaged in the task of clearing halyards.

005003/23

005003/25

An unidentified rating aboard HMS Ladybird takes a nap standing up during a lull in the ship's bombardment of the Italian port of Bardia.

005003/25

005003/28

Two unidentified ratings aboard HMS Ladybird enjoy a joke.

005003/28

005009

AT SEA OFF BARDIA. 1940-12-31. ENGINE ROOM ARTIFICERS DO A REPAIR JOB WHILE HMS LADYBIRD CRUISES ROUND DISCHARGING SHELLS AT ITALIAN POSITIONS. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER).

005009

006818

1941-03-25. ATHENS, GREECE. SOLDIERS FROM THE 2/2ND BATTALION TALKING WITH EVEZONES NEAR THE ACROPOLIS. LEFT TO RIGHT: TOM CAWLEY OF WALCHA, PETER BROWN OF MANLY, LEN LENNON OF INVERELL, HARRY TOWNSEND OF BEXLEY, AND C. FOOT OF DENMAN.

006818

007229

1940-01-20. AT SEA OFF FREMANTLE. MEMBERS OF THE 6TH DIVISION INTELLIGENCE, WORKING WITH GAS MASKS ON.

007229

007233

1940-01-20. AT SEA OFF FREMANTLE. EMPRESS OF CANADA PASSING TRANSPORT.

007233

007246

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS CLUB AT JERUSALEM. AN AUSTRALIAN DIGGER HIRING A CAMEL.

007246

007407

WESTERN DESERT. 1940-06-10. A SINGLE LINE OF MEN OF THE 2/7TH BATTALION SILHOUETTED AS THEY FILE UP A SANDY SLOPE DURING A DESERT PATROL. "THEY WANDERED OFF THE BEATEN TRACK".

007407

007416

1941-06. AT SEA. IN CONVOY, WITH HMS RAMILLIES IN THE MIDDLE DISTANCE.

007416

007431

1940-04-05. GAZA VILLAGE. 6TH DIVISION H.Q. OFFICERS MESS. LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILSON, SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE, AND BRIGADIER ALLEN IN A HAPPY MOOD, RELAXING. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

007431

007440

2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. SIR HAROLD VISITS A WARD WITH MATRON FALL AND SIGNS AN AUTOGRAPH FOR A PATIENT. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

007440

007441

1940-04-01. JERUSALEM. THESE MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN OVERSEAS BASE PLAY DOMINOES IN THEIR BILLETS. PTE. F. FRANKLIN, CORP. K. GORMLEY, PTE. J. HAMMOND.

007441

007442

1940-04-02. JERUSALEM. Y.M.C.A. LEADER (MR ALAN BROWN, (CENTRE) WELCOMES SOME OF THE BOYS TO THE Y.M.C.A. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

007442

008194

Fort Khiam, Syria. 1941-06-09. Australian troops of 7th Division 2nd AIF moving across the courtyard of Fort Khiam during its capture from the Vichy French, ready to mop up enemy troops remaining in shelters. The soldiers in the foreground are from the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, the soldier with the...

008194

008196

1941-06-12. KHIAM. THE MAN WITH THE DONKEY, 1941 VERSION. PTE. D.W. JONES (NX15179) OF CARLTON N.S.W. AND "C" COMPANY THE 2/33 BATTALION. ONE OF THE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR RUNNING THE DONKEY TEAM SUPPLY COLUMN TO THE SCATTERED UNITS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

008196

008200

SYRIA. 1941-06. FRENCH SHELLS FALLING DURING THE SYRIAN CAMPAIGN CLOSE TO AN AUSTRALIAN BATTERY, 2/6TH FIELD REGIMENT, DURING THE ATTACK ON MERJAYOUN, NEAR FORT KHIAM. NO HITS WERE REGISTERED ON THE AUSTRALIAN BATTERY. (HAZE IN RIGHT FOREGROUND IS DUST AND SMOKE, NOT FOG).

008200

008209

LYDDA, SYRIA 1941-06-06. RAAF MECHANICS AT WORK ON AN AMERICAN TOMAHAWK AIRCRAFT, ONE OF THE FIRST ISSUED TO NO. 3 SQUADRON (RAAF). LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN (LAC) M. TIMMS (FRONT) AND LAC G. FERGUSON (REAR).

008209

008576/22

Damour, Syria. 1941-07. VX4479 Signaller George Arthur White, K Section, 6th Division Signals, leading a mule along a track above the sea carrying a No.11 wireless transmitter/receiver and Lucas light signalling equipement from Damour to what became the armistice line. Smoke from a shell blast...

008576/22

008576/23

Damour, Syria. 1941-07. VX4479 Signaller George Arthur White, K Section, 6th Division Signals, leading a mule along a track above the sea carrying a No.11 wireless transmitter/receiver and Lucas light signalling equipement from Damour to what became the armistice line. Smoke from a shell blast...

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008576/24

Damour, Syria. 1941-07. VX4479 Signaller George Arthur White, K Section, 6th Division Signals, leading a mule along a track above the sea carrying a No.11 wireless transmitter/receiver and Lucas light signalling equipement from Damour to what became the armistice line. Smoke from a shell blast...

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008729

1941-06. NORTHERN PALESTINE. MEN OF AN ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY, 2/25TH BATTALION AND 2/4TH FIELD AMBULANCE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME RUNNING WATER TO HAVE A GOOD CLEAN-UP.

008729

005628

Near Tobruk - an advance Australian dressing station in a cave. Men of the 2/2 Field Ambulance in charge.

005628

005638

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01-31. INFORMAL PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN HONNER, COMMANDER OF C COMPANY, 2/11TH BATTALION (ALL WESTERN AUSTRALIANS), WHICH ADVANCED UPON THE AERODROME AT DERNA AND CAPTURED IT IN SPITE OF A HEAVY DEFENCE AND THE ABSENCE OF COVER. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

005638

005639

1941-01-31. DERNA, LIBYA. SIGS. J. BAILEY AND (CPL) L. GRACIE OF W.A. NOW OF 2/2ND BATTALION. TWO OF THE BOYS WHO WENT IN WITH THE INFANTRY AND LAID THE TELEPHONE LINES THAT KEPT ADVANCING TROOPS IN TOUCH WITH H.Q.

005639

005640

1941-01-31. TOBRUK - PRISONERS ON THEIR WAY TO CONCENTRATION CAMP AFTER THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK.

005640

005647/03

An exhausted German prisoner captured by an Australian unit during the Allied campaign to Lake Derna.

005647/03

005647/09

A casualty of the Allied campaign to Lake Derna.

005647/09

005647/11

DERNA, LIBYA 1941-06. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS APPROACHING DERNA FROM THE HILLS. THE TOWN AND HARBOUR ARE IN THE BACKGROUND.

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005647/14

Australian troops walking through the streets of Derna after its capture by Allied forces.

005647/14

005652

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01-31. BRITISH GUNNERS IN ACTION, LOADING A 6-INCH FIELD GUN. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

005652

005655

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01-30. THE OFFICIAL WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ACTION AT NIGHT, WITH FLASHES OF LIGHT ON THE HORIZON INDICATING A BATTLE IS TAKING PLACE. PHOTOGRAPHER FRANK HURLEY IS AT THE CAMERA WITH SOUND MAN ALAN ANDERSON CROUCHED ON THE SAND RECORDING THE SOUND OF THE BOMBARDMENT. (NEGATIVE BY D....

005655

005661

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01-31. "ON TO VICTORY"...AND HOW...RIDING ON TOP OF A GENERAL STUART M3 LIGHT TANK A COUPLE OF "TOMMIES" (BRITISH SOLDIERS). (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

005661

005662

1941-01. FORT CAPUZZO, LIBYA. BRITISH TOMMIES FIND LIFE MORE FREE NOW THAT THE AUSSIES HAVE CHASED THE ITIE (ITALIANS) A COUPLE OF HUNDRED MILES FURTHER ON.

005662

005663

1941-01. TOBRUK. BRIGADIER ALLEN, 18TH BRIGADE, DISCUSSES FORTHCOMING ACTION WITH BRIGADIER HERRING, COMMANDER OF THE ARTILLERY.

005663

005667

1941-01. FORT CAPUZZO, ITALY. THE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT ON THE WAY TO DERNA.

005667

005671

Derna, Libya. 1941-01-27. BOMBARDIER L.M. THERALD OF ST. MARY'S TAS. THIS BATTERY WAS IN ACTION AT TOBRUK AND DERNA AND IS DOING GREAT WORK IN THE ADVANCE.

005671

005675

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01-31. COLONEL BARKER AND BRIGADIER ROBERTSON OF 19TH BRIGADE CONFER ON A ROAD ABOVE THE TOWN JUST BEFORE THE FALL OF DERNA.

005675

005676

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01-29. RUGGED UP IN GREATCOATS AND CAPS AS PROTECTION AGAINST THE COLD, A CONFERENCE AT BATTERY H.Q. BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE ARTILLERY ATTACK ON DERNA. MAJOR PETERS, BATTERY COMMANDER, AND CAPTAIN LENNOX HEARY. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER)

005676

005719

1941-02. MR. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES ON A VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. SOME OF THE TROOPS WHO WELCOMED MR. MENZIES (SHOWN NEAR TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER, WITH LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY AT HIS RIGHT).

005719

005727

1941-02. MR. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES ON A VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. MR. MENZIES HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH SOLDIERS AND STATESMEN CONCERNED WITH THE PROBLEMS OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

005727

005729

1941-02. MR. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES ON A VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST MAKING FRIENDS WITH AN ARAB BOY.

005729

005733

1941-02. MR. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES ON A VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. MR. MENZIES (CENTRE) VISITED UNITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET AND IS SHOWN HERE WITH ADMIRAL SIR ANDREW CUNNINGHAM (LEFT).

005733

005735

1941-02. MR. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES ON A VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. MR. MENZIES WITH MEN OF THE A.I.F., WHO SHOWED THEIR APPRECIATION OF HIS VISIT.

005735

005741

1941-02. MR. ROBERT GORDON MENZIES ON A VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. A POPULAR VISITOR AT AUSTRALIAN CAMPS AND HOSPITALS, HERE HE IS MEETING REQUESTS TO SIGN AUTOGRAPH BOOKS.

005741

005754

1941-02. JERUSALEM, PALESTINE. MR ROBERT MENZIES INTERVIEWS THE PRESS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. ALSO SHOWN - SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH CXOMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005754

005757

MR MENZIES AND GENERAL BLAMEY VISIT WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY ON MT SCOPUS, JERUSALEM PALESTINE.

005757

005765

1941-02. MR ROBERT MENZIES DURING HIS VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. ALSO SHOWN IS SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005765

005767

1941-02. MR ROBERT GORDON MENZIES MEETING A MEMBER OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE (AANS) DURING A VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

005767

005769

The Right Honourable Robert Menzies , Prime Minister of Australia (2) chats with Lt. Henry Baynton Somer ‘Jo’ Gullett, (1) son of the late Australian Minister, Sir Henry Gullett, Member for the Division of Henty

005769

005773

1941-02. PRIME MINISTER MR ROBERT G. MENZIES REVIEWS THE CREW OF H.M.A.S. PERTH.

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005774

1941-02. PAY SUB. LIEUTENANT GORDON BLACK, CREW MEMBER OF HMAS PERTH.

005774

005776

1941-02. GAZA. OFFICERS MESS AT 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL, LT. COL. MCCREADY AND LT. COL. FINNEY. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005776

005782

1941-02. MR ROBERT GORDON MENZIES DURING HIS VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. (? INSPECTING A HOSPITAL WARD).

005782

005784

1941-02. MR ROBERT GORDON MENZIES DRIVES PAST TROOPS LINING THE ROAD THROUGH A CAMP DURING HIS VISIT TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

005784

005786

Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Blamey, General Officer Commanding (ME) while he was accompanying Mr Menzies during the latter's visit to Australian troops in the Middle East.

005786

005787

Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Blamey, General Officer Commanding (ME) and officer on board motor launch during a visit to Australian troops in the Middle East.

005787

005789

GENERAL BLAMEY TALKING TO AN AUSTRALIAN DIGGER IN ONE OF THE HOSPITALS.

005789

005863

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1941-02. MR. MENZIES TALKING WITH SOME OF THE WOUNDED THAT ARE BEING CARED FOR IN THE NEW ZEALAND HOSPITAL. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005863

005864

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1941-02. MR. MENZIES TALKING WITH ONE OF THE INMATES OF THE NEW ZEALAND HOSPITAL. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005864

005872

1941-02. SOLLUM. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PORT TAKEN FROM THE AIRCRAFT WHICH CARRIED THE PRIME MINISTER MR ROBERT MENZIES ACROSS THE WESTERN DESERT. SHOWS THE HALFAYA (SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS `HELLFIRE') PASS WHICH CARRIES TRAFFIC FROM THE COASTAL PLAIN TO THE LIBYAN PLATEAU ON TOP OF THE...

005872

005998

BARRACA. FEBRUARY 1941. A PLEASANT EVENING IN THE COTTAGE OF ONE OF THE SETTLERS. MEN OF THE 8TH BATTALION CONGREGATE HERE AND ORGANISE A FRIENDLY DANCE. THE MUSIC IS PROVIDED BY TWO MOUTH-ORGANS AND PARTNERS BY COURTESY OF THE HOUSE-HOLDER WHO HAS FOUR DAUGHTERS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005998

005999

BARRACA. FEBRUARY 1941. A PLEASANT EVENING IN THE COTTAGE OF ONE OF THE SETTLERS. MEN OF THE 8TH BATTALION CONGREGATE HERE AND ORGANISE A FRIENDLY DANCE. THE MUSIC WAS PROVIDED BY TWO MOUTH-ORGANS AND PARTNERS BY COURTESY OF THE HOUSE-HOLDER WHO HAS FOUR DAUGHTERS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

005999

006000

Three of those "barbaric" Australians referred to by the Duce in recent speeches ...... Corporal Harry (Paddy) Moran of Waubra, Vic, near Ballarat, Private (Pte) E.H. Le Brun of Essendon, Vic, and Pte. W.R. Gibbee of Preston Vic each carrying a local child in their arms. The children have formed a...

006000

006005

1941-02. BARRACA. THE BOYS GOT A GREAT LOT OF AMUSEMENT FROM TEACHING POPPA TO PLAY NOUGHTS AND CROSSES BUT AFTER THE OLD MAN HAD LOST TWENTY LIRA HE DECIDED THAT THE GAME WAS CROOK --- SO MUCH SO THAT IT TOOK A BOTTLE OF AUSTRALIAN LAGER TO BRING HIM BACK TO A FRIENDLY BASIS AGAIN. (NEGATIVE BY D....

006005

006100

1941-02-16. BARRACA. INSIDE A SETTLERS HOUSE IN THE EVENING. PRIVATE A. MCEACHERN OF MT GAMBIER, SA, NURSES A YOUNG GIRL OF THE HOUSEHOLD WHILE PRIVATE A. PORTER OF WANGARATTA, VIC, AMUSES HER WITH AN ITALIAN WATCH.

006100

006114

NEAR EL ADAM, SOUTH OF TOBRUK. 1941-02-11. A BURNING ITALIAN FIAT BIPLANE FIGHTER BROUGHT DOWN DURING AN AERIAL BATTLE OVER TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

006114

006119

BARRACA, CYRENAICA. 1941-02-15. A PARER ARTISTIC EFFECT FOR A COVER DESIGN. PILED ARMS. THEY ARE STACKED WHILE THEIR OWNERS ARE AT CHURCH PARADE. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

006119

006122

Portrait of NX147 Captain Kenneth Folkard Dwyer , A Battery Commander of the 2/1st Field Regiment. He was killed in action in Greece on 20 April 1941. A salesman of Chatswood, New South Wales, before enlistment, he was 29 years of age at the time of his death.

006122

006125

Informal portrait of VX40 Lieutenant Colonel (L/Col) John Wesley Mitchell DSO and Bar, French Croix De Guerre, 2/8th Battalion. L/Col Mitchell received his awards for service with the 8th Battalion, serving with it from its raising in Melbourne in 1914 until the Armistice in 1918. By this time he...

006125

006128

1941-02-17. NEAR BARCE. OFFICERS OF THE A.S.C. LIEUTENANT. J. PILCHER, CAPTAIN R. MORGAN, AND WARRANT OFFICER I. KISS.

006128

001897/02

A group of servicemen and civilians spectators watching a cricket match in progress between Australian and New Zealand players at the Mardi Cricket Ground.

001897/02

001897/08

Troops of the 6th Division crowd the decks of their troopship as it arrives in Suez to complete the voyage from Australia.

001897/08

001897/09

Group portrait of Brigadier Allen (left) and Brigadier Brunskill (right) take in the scenery as their troopship SS Strathaird passes through the Suez Canal.

001897/09

001898/01

Two members of the 2/1st Australian Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery prepare a trench site for their 4.5 inch Howitzer guns in preparation for an Australian and British co-operation artillery shoot with 107th (SNH) Royal Horse Artillery at the Bir Asley Artillery Range.

001898/01

001898/09

Group portrait showing Captain L Herry 2/1st Field Regiment RAA (second from left) seeking instruction from his Unit Headquarters before firing in the cooperation artillery shoot with his unit and 107th (SNH) Royal Horse Artillery at the Bir Asley Artillery Range.

001898/09

001898/20

An Arab camel rider with his group of camels seen in the vicinity of the Ber Asley Artillery Range during the cooperation Artillery Shoot in which the 2/1st Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA) and the 107th (SNH) Royal Horse Artillery participated.

001898/20

001899/03

Two members of the 2/8th Victorian Infantry Battalion AIF, Private Gahan and Sergeant Steening, use a bayonet to open a tin of beef.

001899/03

001899/21

Informal group portrait of Brigadier Allen, Commander 16th Brigade AIF (left) Mayor General Mackay, General Officer Commanding 6th Division AIF (centre) and Lieutenant General Giffard, General Officer Commanding British Forces in Palestine and Transjordan (right).

001899/21

001970/11

Portrait of Private Devereaux, the producer of a concert party which entertained troops of the 6th Division AIF and who is also a vocalist in the performances.

001970/11

001970/15

Portrait of Private P Donetan of the Army Service Corps taken during his magician art in the concert party which entertained troops of the 6th Division AIF. Prior to his enlistment, Donetan had performed in Sydney where he was known as Mr X.

001970/15

001970/16

Portrait of Private P Donetan of the Army Service Corps, taken during his magician art in the concert party which entertained troops of the 6th Division AIF. Prior to his enlistment, Donetan had performed in Sydney where he was known as Mr X.

001970/16

001970/17

Group portrait of members of the Concert Party which entertained troops of the 6th Division AIF. Left to right Private N J Young, Stage Manager, Privates A Knowles and E Hextall, stage mechanics.

001970/17

001970/31

Portrait of Bugler S Cunningham of 6th Division Headquarters AIF taken as he blew the Last Post on the troopship carrying the Division to the Middle East. Cunningham had also enlisted in the First World War as a bugler.

001970/31

002666

1940-07-30. GAZA STN. PTE. E. EADE, J.H. PEACH A.K. DOWNEY (W.A.) 2/11 REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVE IN THE DARK. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002666

002667

1940-08-08. QUASTINA - SGT. L. THOMAS REECE, MANIPULATES HIS PORTABLE DARKROOM WHICH PRODUCES PRINTS IN SIX MINUTES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002667

002668

1940-08-08. JERUSALEM - Y.M.C.A. - SGT. C.H. ASHWORTH (MELB) FLIGHT OFFICER J.U. MCKINNON (R.A.F.) 1917 THEY LEARNT TO FLY TOGETHER, NOW MEET AGAIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002668

002669

Qastina, Palestine. 1940-08-08. Four men of a 19th Brigade Bren Gun carrier crew. From left to right: Trooper T. H. McNeil, S. A. Bloomfield, E. J. Bennett, C. Schaeffer.

002669

002670

1940-08-08. BEIT JERJIA - GENERAL BLAMEY CONGRATULATES ONE OF THE WINNERS OF BOXING. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002670

002673

1940-08. SARAFAND - P.R.T.D. - AUSTRALIANS AT ATTENTION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002673

002674

1940-08. KILO 89 - PTE. L. G. BOARD, 2/11TH REINFORCEMENTS FROM WAGIN. W.A. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002674

002675

1940-08. ACRE - TOILET WITH X REGIMENT (ANTI AIRCRAFT).

002675

002677

1940-08. BEIT JERJIA - CORP. V. T. STEVENS 2/2, PTE. RICKEY 2/5 - THE WINNER, OF BOXING CHAMP. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002677

002679

1940-08. QASTINA - TPR. C. SCHAEFFER (SYDNEY) RECRE, THRILLED WITH RIDE IN BREN GUN CARRIER. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002679

002680

Latrun, Palestine. 1940-09. Australian driver Joe Vaux pals up with members of the Polish Brigade. (Negative by Parer).

002680

002681

1940-08. GAZA BEACH - RED CROSS FILL BUS WITH CONVALESCENTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002681

002682

1940-08. KILO 89 PTE. F.H. HILT 2/11 SHAKES HANDS WITH SIG. F. SHAW, PTE. R.R. DOMNEY ALL FROM COOLGANDIE WHO WERE COBBERS BEFORE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002682

002683

1940-08. SARAFAND - AUSTRALIANS AND BRITISH TOMMIES FINISHING COURSE AT PALESTINE. RECRUIT TRAINING DEPOT FILE PAST THE GENERAL. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002683

002686

1940-08. QASTINA - BREN GUN CARRIER GOES DOWN PERPENDICULAR SLOPE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002686

002688

1940-08. JERUSALEM - AT THE AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS CLUB BOTTLES OF BEER ARE COOLED IN ICE IN A BATH TUB FOR THE SERGEANTS' DANCE.

002688

002689

1940-08. GAZA - REG. GLENINC - AUSTRALIAN WAR CORRESPONDENT OUTSIDE BILLET. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002689

002691

1940-08. HAIFA - AUSSIES ON ANTI AIRCRAFT PREDICTION.

002691

002693

1940-08. HAIFA - AUSSIES GO IN TO MAN THE ANTI AIRCRAFT GUNS AT HAIFA.

002693

002694

1940-08. KILO 89 - PTE J. H. PEACH AND J. HAY (PERTH) REINFORCEMENTS 2/11. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002694

002695

1940-08. GAZA - PTE A. KICKEY (N.S.W.) 2/2 ON BREN GUN ON GUARD DUTY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002695

002696

1940-08. GAZA - "A" MESS ADVANCE CORPS H.Q. (OFFICERS GROUP). (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002696

002697

1940-08. JERUSALEM - SOLDIERS CLUB - OFFICIAL TABLE, SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER.

002697

002698

1940-08-08. KILO 89 - PTE. E. WATHINSON (NEWCUGATE W.A.) 2/11 REINFORCEMENTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002698

002699

1940-08-08. KILO 89 - PTE. B. A. SKILLEN, DRIVER W. M. MCLENNAN, PTE. B. A. LAMB (W.A.) 2/11 REINFORCEMENTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002699

002700

1940-08-08. GAZA BEACH - CONVALESCENTS IN RED CROSS FREE BUS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002700

002701

1940-08-08. JERUSALEM - FASH. HOTEL - SERGEANT'S GALA DINNER BEFORE THEY LEAVE FOR GAZA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002701

002702

1940-08-08. LERE - LADS OF X REGIMENT AMONG THE GUM TREES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002702

002703

1940-08-08. HAIFA - BOYS OF X REGIMENT FILE IN FOR MESS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002703

002704

1940-08-08. KILO 89 - ALL NEW ARRIVALS TO 2/11 FROM W.A. FIRST MEAL. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002704

002705

1940-08-30. MAJOR SCRIVENOR. S.W. OR W. S.? (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002705

002706

1940-08-30. CAPTAIN BIRD. H.M. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002706

002707

1940-08-14. COL. J. DOLLERY, COL. B. J. ANDREWS, MAJOR HURLEY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002707

002708

1940-08-14. TROOPS ON BOARD. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002708

001066/01

Informal portrait of Lieutenant D Channell formerly with the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), in front of a de Havilland DH-86 civil airliner at Lydda airport prior to taking off for Cairo where he gave a talk over the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

001066/01

001067

An Arab boy and girl using two heifers yoked together to plough their field. In the background is a large Army encampment which contained the nucleus 6th Divisional Headquarters.

001067

001393/08

Australian soldiers unloading bags of Easter mail from vehicles and carrying them to a suitable point for distribution to members of the unit.

001393/08

001393/21

An Australian officer observing a target with binoculars as a Bren gun crew in the foreground takes part in a live firing exercise.

001393/21

001472/01

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers moving a raft into position to support the deck of a pontoon bridge.

001472/01

001472/02

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers moving rafts into position to support the deck of a pontoon bridge.

001472/02

001472/04

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers position one of the deck components onto a raft in the course of building a pontoon bridge.

001472/04

001472/06

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers with a vehicle on a deck component supported on a raft which will form part of a pontoon bridge.

001472/06

001472/07

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers moving portion of a bridge into position before attaching more components to form the complete bridge.

001472/07

001472/09

A group of Australian Army officers in discussion near the site where the 2/1st Field Engineers are building a pontoon bridge.

001472/09

001472/12

A members of the 2/1st Field Engineers carrying a plank to be placed into position on the track raft on the bridge being assembled.

001472/12

001472/13

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers moving a raft into position to add to the already completed portion of the bridge.

001472/13

001472/14

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers look pleased as the first vehicle, no. V66, showing the insignia of a kangaroo over the boomerang, crosses the pontoon bridge they have built.

001472/14

001472/16

A member of the 2/1st Field Engineers uses a sledge hammer to drive in an anchor post for a pontoon bridge being assembled.

001472/16

001472/19

One of the members of the 2/1st Field Engineers engaged in the building of a pontoon bridge.

001472/19

001472/22

Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers on parade in front of one of the historic buildings in the ancient city which is recorded as being occupied at one time by the Crusaders.

001472/22

001472/23

A small group of members of the 2/1st Field Engineers parade in the midst of the ruins of the ancient city of Acre once occupied by the Crusaders in former times.

001472/23

001475/05

Members of a unit of the 6th Division AIF shown as they settle into their new quarters shortly after their arrival in the Middle East.

001475/05

001475/14

Shortly after a parade of units of the 6th Division AIF at which he took the salute, Sir Harold McMichael GCMG DSO, High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief for Palestine and High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan (centre) spoke with senior officers of the Division. Second from left is Brigadier A. S....

001475/14

001475/16

Members of a unit of the 6th Division newly arrived in the Middle East march past after parading at their camp with the salute being taken by Sir Harold McMichael GCMG DSO, High Commissioner and Commander in Chief for Palestine and High Commissioner for Trans-Jordan (centre, left).

001475/16

001476/17

A despatch rider delivers official mail to an orderly room of one of the units of the 6th Division AIF as their camp is established after their arrival in Palestine.

001476/17

001476/21

Members of a signals unit of the 6th Division AIF run a telephone cable for a communication system in their newly established camp in Palestine after their arrival in the Middle East.

001476/21

001477/07

Members of the 6th Division AIF newly arrived in the Middle East enjoy some sight-seeing in the local area.

001477/07

001477/25

An officer of the 6th Division AIF settles into new quarters shortly after arrival in the Middle East.

001477/25

001478/02

Two members of a unit of the 6th Division AIF relax in their new quarters shortly after arrival in the Middle East.

001478/02

001818/17

In their leisure hours, Sengalese soldiers of the French Foreign Legion are devoted to their own form of chequers during which they drink large quantities of cold, sweetened tea without milk in bottles.

001818/17

001818/20

An informal portrait of General Richard of the French Army (front centre) taken on the occasion of a parade for the annual celebrations to mark the victory of the French Foreign Legion at the Battle of Camerone (Mexico) in 1863.

001818/20

001818/21

Group portrait of guests at the annual ceremony in which units of the French Foreign Legion paraded to mark the victory of the Legion at Camerone (Mexico) in 1863. Left to right: Colonel Salisbury-Jones, British Army, Mrs Salisbury-Jones, Lady Lampson, wife of Sir Miles Lampson, British Ambassador...

001818/21

001818/23

Units of the French Foreign Legion moving to form up on parade for the ceremony to mark the annual celebrations which commenorate the Legions victory at Camerone (Mexico) in 1863.

001818/23

001818/24

A battalion of the French Foreign Legion drawn up on parade in a hollow square for the initial ceremony of annual celebrations to mark the victory of the Legion at the Battle of Camerone in 1863.

001818/24

001818/25

Informal group portrait of French Army Officers and civilians who were spectators at a parade of units of the French Foreign Legion for the annual celebrations to mark the victory of the Legion at the Battle of Camerone (Mexico) in 1863.

001818/25

001818/26

Units of the French Foreign Legion drawn up on parade in a hollow square to mark the annual celebration of the famous victory of the Legion at the Battle of Camerone (Mexico) in 1863. It is claimed that in this engagement, sixty Legionnaires fought and defeated an enemy force of 3000.

001818/26

001818/27

A view of one of the units of the French Foreign Legion on parade as part of the ceremony for the annual celebrations which commenorate the famous victory of the Legion at the Battle of Camerone (Mexico) in 1863.

001818/27

001821/01

A large group of eager Arab tribesmen on horseback riding in company with Prince Aly Khan also known as the Prince, en route to a reception for him.

001821/01

001821/03

En route to a reception for him, Prince Aly Khan also known as the Privel, rides in a limousine (in background) accompanied by a French Officer of the Spahi Cavalry (in foreground) and an eager group of Arab tribesmen on horseback.

001821/03

001821/04

An Arab youth hitches a ride to the reception for Prince Ali Khan by clinging to the spare tire of the limousine in which the Prince is riding.

001821/04

001821/05

A large group of eager Arab tribesmen on horseback surround several of the vehicles carrying Prince Ali Khan, also known as the Privel, escorting him to a reception for the Prince.

001821/05

001821/10

Selemiya. The car carrying Ali Khan, son of the Aga Khan is escorted by a large group of Arab horsemen to a reception to be held for him.

001821/10

001821/19

Group portrait taken at the reception to Prince Ali Khan showing the Prince (left) leaning over to speak to a British Army Officer (centre) while Lord Alington (right) looks on.

001821/19

001822/01

Troops of the 6th Division AIF move up the gangway for embarkation on the troopship taking them to the Middle East.

001822/01

001822/02

Friends and relatives watch from an upper deck as troops of the 6th Division move up the gangplank to board the troopship which will carry them to the Middle East.

001822/02

001822/04

Informal portrait of Colonel A C Simpson, Officer Commanding, 1 Australian Corps Signals as he waves farewell from the deck of the troopship departing for the Middle East.

001822/04

001822/05

A quantity of frozen meat carcasses loaded in a cargo sling ready to be taken on board the troopship carrying the 6th Division AIF to the Middle East.

001822/05

001822/08

Group portrait of Captain A W Kemsley, Manager of Radio Station 3UZ and formerly Staff Captain "Q", Australian Corps (left) bidding farewell to Captain C. J. Fletcher DAP Postal Services HQ 1 Australian Corps (right) on his departure for the Middle East.

001822/08

001822/09

Group portrait taken on the deck of the troopship carrying the 6th Division AIF to the Middle East. Matron in Chief, Australian Army Nursing Service, Grace Wilson (left), Major Norman (centre) and Colonel Cohen (right). Matron Wilson was on board to farewell a group of Army Nursing Sisters who...

001822/09

002817

1940-09. ISMAILIA - RAAF JUST ARRIVED AT CAMP. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002817

002818

AN UNIDENTIFIED NEW ZEALAND SERGEANT INSTRUCTS AIF IN ANTI-TANK GUNS.

002818

002819

1940-09. MADGOL - GAZA GUNNER A. WEIR, GUNNER K. TARRANT, PLAY CRIB WHILE ON THE WAY TO ALEXANDRIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002819

002820

ONE OF THE SIKHS THAT THE NEW ZEALANDERS ARE TRAINING IN ANTI-TANK WORK.

002820

002821

1940-09. ALEXANDRIA - OFFICERS AND MEN OF 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT A. A. OUTSIDE ONE OF THE BILLETS WHICH ARE MADE OF AERO PACKING CASES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002821

002822

1940-09. ALEXANDRIA - AT THE 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT THESE FOLDING BAMBOO BEDS ARE USED. GUNNER WAUCHOPE, DAVIS, AND STEWART. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002822

002823

1940-09. ISMAILIA - RAAF BOYS HAVE GREAT ASSORTMENT OF HATS (WHITE TENNIS HATS O. FUNDS, SGT. G. STALKER, CORP. COWQUESK.). (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002823

002824

AN UNIDENTIFIED NEW ZEALAND SERGEANT INSTRUCTS INDIAN TROOPS IN ANTI-TANK GUNS.

002824

002825

1940-09. MEMPHIS - TWO LADS ON LEAVE IN CAIRO SAPPER A. MCKINNON, CORP. HERMORA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002825

002826

1940-09. PYRAMIDS, GIZA EGYPT -TWO VERY IMPORTANT MEN IN CAIRO, CAPT. R. ANDERSON DRV. PAYMASTER AND CAPT. CADDY I.C. OF ALL AUSSIES ON LEAVE IN CAIRO. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002826

002827

1940-09. ALEXANDRA - IN ONE OF PACKING CASE BILLETS MAJOR K.E. O'CONNELL TALKS TO HIS 2ND I.C. CAPTAIN GIBBONS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002827

002828

1940-09. ISMAILIA - RAAF JUST ARRIVED AT THE CAMP. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002828

002829

AN UNIDENTIFIED NEW ZEALAND SERGEANTS INSTRUCTS INDIAN TROOPS IN ANTI-TANK GUNS.

002829

002830

1940-09. MARDI - GROUP OF N.Z. BOYS HAVE LUNCH (20TH BATTERY)

002830

002831

1940-09. ALEXANDRIA - PACKING CASE BILLETS FROM MEN OF 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT.

002831

002832

1940-09. GAZA - 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT ON WAY TO ALEXANDRIA.

002832

002833

SERGEANT J MURPHY, 34TH ANTI TANK BATTALION, NZ, INSTRUCTS NAIK (CORPORAL) SARDAR ALI IN ANTI TANK WORK.

002833

002834

1940-08-23. RAAF LADS JUST ARRIVED STRETCH THEIR LEGS AFTER THEIR LONG VOYAGE.

002834

002835

1940-08-23. A working party of New Zealand boys of the 20th Battalion.

002835

002836

1940-08-25. PRESENTING THE COLOURS TO THE INFANTERIE DE MARINE.

002836

002944

1940-08. MAGDAL C.O. & STAFF 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT MAJOR HOWARD, CAPTAIN D'ARCHY, LIEUTENANT E. WOOD, LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILSON, (C.O.) CAPT. H. ANDERSON. ADJUTANT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002944

002945

1940-08. MAGDAL - WHILE GOING TO ALEXANDRIA GUNNER A.H. LANTRAM, HOLDS A DOG "WHISKY" THE BATTERIES MASCOT, AS B.S.M. J. LEWILY LOOKS ON. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002945

002946

Kilo 89 Camp, Palestine. August 1940. Informal portrait of Private J. C. Downes of Sydney, NSW, the youngest member of 2/4th Battalion. He has just arrived back at camp from Haifa and anti aircraft work.

002946

002947

At the French Show, different services from Australia meet. Army, Navy and RAAF. Identified second from left is, NX2963 Leo Alphonsus Whelan.

002947

002948

MEMBERS OF THE RAAF EXAMINE READING MATTER FROM A LOCAL ARAB MOBILE LIBRARY.

002948

002949

ONE OF THE SIKHS THE NZ TROOPS TRAINED IN ANTI-TANK WORK.

002949

002950

1940-08. MAGDAL - GAZA. WHILE TRAIN IS GOING 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT ON WAY FROM HAIFA TO ALEXANDRIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002950

002951

1940-08. MARDI - DIVISION H.C. OFFICERS MESS H.Z. TROOPS, TWO AUSTRALIAN CORREPS WITH TENT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002951

002952

1940-08. ISMAILIA - RAAF LADS JUST ARRIVED. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002952

002953

1940-08. ISMAILIA - RESTING AFTER TRIP, RAAF BOYS READING. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002953

002954

1940-08. ISMAILIA - MR MILES LAMPSON BRITISH AMBASS. INSPECTING TROOPS AND MAKING SPEECH. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002954

002955

1940-08. LATRUN - AFTER LUNCH WITH THE POLES SIESTA AND A SING SONG. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002955

002956

1940-08. GAZA RIDGE - GENERAL BLAMEY ACCEPTS THE 6 AMBULANCES DONATED BY THE RED CROSS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002956

002957

1940-08. ISMAILIA - RAAF LADS JUST ARRIVED. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002957

002958

1940-08. MARDI - THREE N.Z. OFFICERS - MAJOR A.V. JENKINS, CAPT. M. WILLIAMS, MAJOR A.P. MACDUFF. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002958

002959

1940-08. MAGDAL - GAZA - WHILE TRAIN IS GOING, 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT ON WAY FROM HAIFA TO ALEXANDRIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002959

002960

1940-08. MOASCAR - ISMAILIA - PRESENTING THE COLOURS TO THE INFANTERIE DE MARINE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002960

002961

1940-08. MOASCAR, ISMAILIA. PRESENTING THE COLOURS TO THE INFANTERIE DE MARINE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002961

002962

1940-08. MADGAL - GAZA. WHILE TRAIN IS GOING - 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT ON WAY FROM HAIFA TO ALEXANDRIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002962

002963

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - AT CONVALESCENT DEPOT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002963

002964

1940-08. ISMAILIA - SIR MILES LAMPSON, BRIG. AMBOUS, INSPECTING TROOPS AND MAKING SPEECH. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002964

002965

1940-08. ISMAILIA - THREE RAAF BOYS GO FOR A SWIM ON FIRST DAY IN CAMP. (NEGATIVE BY PARER). L.A.C. R. BOTTLE L.A.C. D.O'BRIEN L.A.C. H.BEWS ( Sydney )

002965

002966

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - RED CROSS HUT. MEN PLAY A RECORD. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002966

002967

Part of a ceremony in which members of the 2/5th Battalion gave St. Andrews Presbyterian Church a chair.

002967

002968

1940-08. GAZA BEACH - SISTERS HELP COMFORTS FUND PERSONNEL WITH CUP OF TEA FOR VISITING POLE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002968

002969

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - BAGATELLE IN RED CROSS HUT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002969

002970

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - TOBBACCO ISSUE BY RED CROSS AT CONVALESCENT DEPOT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002970

002971

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - AT CONVALESCENT DEPOT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002971

002972

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - RED CROSS HUT. PTE. H.J. MELBIN. PTE P. SAYVILLE, GUNNER K. GRANT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002972

002973

1940-08. MR DAY OF RED CROSS AT KAJARVITKIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002973

002974

Red Cross Commissioner Colonel Cohen, Mr Maclean and Driver Tapper.

002974

002975

Red Cross Commissioner Colonel Cohen talks to three unidentified nursing sisters.

002975

002976

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - CAKE IS ISSUED BY RED CROSS TO THE PATIENTS OF THE CONVALESCENT DEPOT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002976

002977

OLD MELBOURNE GRAMMAR BOYS DINNER ATTENDED BY BLAMEY AND OTHERS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002977

002978

1940-08. GAZA - SISTERS HELP COMFORTS FUND WITH CUP OF TEA FOR THE BOYS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002978

002979

1940-08. GAZA - SISTERS HELP COMFORTS FUND WITH CUP OF TEA FOR THE BOYS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002979

002980

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - CONVALESCENT DEPOT. RECREATION ROOM FOR OFFICERS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002980

002981

1940-08. GAZA - LEAVE PARTY FOR CAIRO, BOARD THE TRAIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002981

002982

1940-08. KILO 89 - AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER DEMONSTRATION. MEN FIRE ON DIVING PLANE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002982

002983

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - CONVALESCENT DEPOT. PATIENTS RETURN FROM THEIR SWIM. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002983

002984

1940-08. LATRUN, PALESTINE. POLISH BRIGADE MARCHES PAST SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE, WHO TAKES THE SALUTE.

002984

002985

1940-08. KILO 89 - MEN SCAN HEAVENS DURING AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER DEMONSTRATION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002985

002986

1940-08. BIET JERJIA. 17TH BDE FROM AIR. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002986

002987

1940-08. GAZA - THE 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT. BOYS WATCH THE LEAVE PARTY FOR CAIRO AS THEY BOARD TRAIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002987

002988

1940-08. KILO 89 - 2/4TH BATTALION BOYS RETURN FROM HAIFA TO GET INTO INFANTRY WORK AGAIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002988

002989

1940-08. LATRUN, PALESTINE. - POLISH OFFICERS IN LIGHTER MOOD WITH GENERAL THOMAS BLAMEY.

002989

002990

1940-08. GAZA FROM OUR BILLETS. TAKEN AT SUNSET. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002990

002991

1940-08. KILO - 2/4TH BATTALION BOYS RETURN FROM HAIFA TO GET INTO INFANTRY WORK AGAIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002991

002992

1940-08. KILO - SERGEANT'S OF THE 2/4TH GET TO WORK SWEEPING THEIR TENT AREA AS THEY PITCH TENT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002992

002993

1940-08. LATRUN, PALESTINE. POLISH BRIGADE MARCHES PAST SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE, WHO TAKES THE SALUTE.

002993

002994

1940-08. LATRUN, PALESTINE. POLISH OFFICERS BEING INSPECTED BY SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE.

002994

002995

Hilo, Palestine. Troops scatter at the approach of enemy bombers over the desert.

002995

002996

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - LT. COL. L.G. MALE, MAJOR MAITLAND. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002996

002997

1940-08. KAJARVITKIN - CAKE IS ISSUED BY RED CROSS TO THE PATIENTS OF CONVALESCENT DEPOT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002997

002998

1940-08. GAZA - OUTSIDE OUR BILLETS - MOUTH ORGAN MEDLEY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002998

002999

1940-08. SOME NURSES FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

002999

003013/01

A local civilian carrying his small dog (right) inspects the damage to one of the vehicles as a result of a bombing of the city of Tel Aviv.

003013/01

003013/02

A wrecked vehicle on a street of Tel Aviv after the bombing of the city. Ruined buildings can also be seen in the background.

003013/02

003013/03

A wrecked vehicle on a street in Tel Aviv after the bombing of the city. A ruined building in the background, also the result of the bombing.

003013/03

003013/05

Severe damage sustained to a building in Tel Aviv in a bombing.

003013/05

003013/06

Buildings in Tel Avia severely damaged in a bombing of the city.

003013/06

003013/07

The ruins of a building severly damaged in a bombing of the city of Tel Aviv.

003013/07

003028

Helouan, Egypt. 1940-09. Men of the ?17th Brigade unloading British built Bren gun carriers at the railhead. These carriers had previously been used by Argyll and Southern Highlanders.

003028

003029

1940-09. EGYPTIAN FRONTIER. MEALS ALONG THE ROAD AS THE CONVOY MOVES ON.

003029

003030

1940-09. EGYPT. CONVOY MOVES OVER THE DESERT FROM PALESTINE.

003030

003031

1940-09. HELOUAN, EGYPT. JUST ARRIVED AND WONDERING HOW THE MESS WILL BE CLEARED.

003031

003033

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1940-09. FRESH STRAW FOR THE PALLIASSE - SGT. RAYNER.

003033

003034

1940-09. MIDDLE EAST. WHILE WAITING FOR CARS TO CROSS FERRY, TROOPS ENJOY ICECREAM.

003034

003035

Helouan, Egypt. 1940-09. Men of the 17th Brigade unloading a British made Bren gun carrier (formerly used by the Argyll and Southern Highlanders) named His Majesty's Carrier (HMC) Rodney at the railhead, part of the first shipment of equipment received by the brigade.

003035

003036

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1940-09. TROOPS LEAVING THE TRAIN WALK TO TRUCKS WAITING TO TAKE THEM TO THEIR NEW CAMP.

003036

003037

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1940-09. AFTER ARRIVING AT CAMP - ERECTING TENTS.

003037

003038

Helouan, Egypt. 1940-09. Men of the 17th Brigade unloading a trailer at the railhead. The bren gun carrier behind the trailer was part of the first shipment of equipment received by the brigade.

003038

003039

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1940-09. A LITTLE PROTECTION FROM THE DESERT SANDS AND HOT WINDS.

003039

003040

Helouan, Egypt. 1940-09. TROOPS LEAVING THE TRAIN, ON WAY TO CAMP.

003040

003042

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1940-09. TROOPS ERECTING TENTS AFTER ARRIVING AT THEIR CAMP SITE.

003042

003045

1940-09. HAIFA. MESS PARADE AS AN ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENT.

003045

003046

HELOUAN, EGYPT. 1940-09. AFTER ARRIVING AT CAMP - UNLOADING BAGGAGE.

003046

003078

1940-09. JERUSALEM - FUNCTION AT ST ANDREWS CHURCH DONATION OF CHAIR BY 2/5TH. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003078

003100

1940-08. BARBARA - CAPT. GORMAN K.E.C.F. CONN. INSTRUCTS JOCKEY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003100

003101

1940-08. BARBARA - OFFICIAL PARTY AT RACE MEETING. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003101

003102

RACE PARTY FINISH UP AT PARTY GIVEN BY W.O.L.C. WYLIE, W.O.L.G. BARDSEY, SGT. R. ROSE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003102

003103

1940-08. BARBARA. - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003103

003104

1940-08. BARBARA. - ARAB JOCKEY IN ONE OF THE RACES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003104

003105

1940-08. HELLOVAN. - CORP. BENFIELD PROTECTS HIMSELF THE SAND. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003105

003106

1942-08. BARBARA. - AUSSIE GOES ARAB ON TRACK. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003106

003108

1940-08. BARBARA. - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003108

003109

1940-08. BARBARA. - EVEN ON RACE DAYS THE ARAB BOYS PLY THEIR TRADE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003109

003110

1940-08. BARBARA. - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003110

003111

1940-08. BARBARA. - GOING INTO THE TRACK. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003111

003112

1940-08. BARBARA. - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003112

003113

1940-08. TEL AVIV. SIR HAROLD MACMICHAEL, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE, CONGRATULATES AUSTRALIAN BOXER.

003113

003114

1940-08. RACE PARTY FINISH UP AT A PARTY GIVEN BY W.O.L. G. WYLIE, W.O.LL GIL BARDSEY, AND SGT. R. ROSE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003114

003115

1940-08. BARBARA - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003115

003116

1940-08. BARBARA. - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003116

003117

1940-08. BARBARA. - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003117

003118

1940-08. BARBARA. - A SISTER, AN ARAB, AND AN OFFICER DISCUSS FORM. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003118

003119

1940-08. BARBARA. - RACE MEETING ATMOSPHERE PICTURES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003119

003120

1940-08. HELLOUAN. A SPELL TAKEN WHILE UNLOADING OF BREN GUN CARRIERS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003120

003121

1940-08. HELLOUAN. UNLOADING BREN GUN CARRIERS.

003121

003151/12

AN IMPERIAL AIRWAYS SHORT C CLASS FLYING BOAT BEING TIED UP TO A MOORING BUOY. THE PLANE WAS CARRYING CAPTAIN FRANK HURLEY, AN AUSTRALIAN OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAHER ATTACHED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION, AND ALLIED NEWS CORRESPONDENTS. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

003151/12

003152

1940-09. JERUSALEM. - SPECTATORS AT AMBULANCE PRESENTATION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003152

003153

1940-09. JERUSALEM. - LORD SOMERS, HEAD OF BRITISH R.C. IN MIDDLE EAST CHATS TO COL. COHEN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003153

003154

1940-09. HAIFA. - DESTRUCTION OF MOSLEM GRAVE-YARD AND THE ISTIKLAL MOSQUE BY ITALIAN BOMBER. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003154

003155

1940-09. JERUSALEM. - REMINISCENCES OF THE A.I.F. MR G. MASSON, MR STUBBS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003155

003156

1940-09. JERUSALEM. - TROOPER R. HOLMES HAS A GAME WITH SOME CHILDREN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003156

003157

1940-09. JERUSALEM - LORD SOMERS ACCEPTS AMBULANCES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003157

003158

1940-09. HAIFA- THE ISTIKLAL WHERE 39 MOSLEMS WERE KILLED AND 58 SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003158

003159

LORD SOMERS, LADY MACMICHAEL, WIFE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR PALESTINE, AND GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, AT PRESENTATION OF AMBULANCES.

003159

003160

1940-09. JERUSALEM - SIR T. BLAMEY, LIGHTS PIPE AT CRICKET MATCH BETWEEN A.I.F. AND PALESTINE POLICE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003160

003161

1940-09. JERUSALEM. PRIVATE A. FLYNN AND TROOPER R. HOLMES PLAY A WAR GAME WITH BRITISH OFFICERS' CHILDREN. THE GIRLS ARE PRACTISING FIRST AID, DRESSED AS NURSES WEARING VEILS WITH A RED CROSS, WHILE THE BOYS WEAR TIN HELMETS AND AIM TOY GUNS.

003161

003162

1940-09. HAIFA - OIL TANKS ABLAZE AFTER ITALIAN BOMBS HAVE BEEN DROPPED. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003162

003163

1940-09. JERUSALEM - COL. COHEN PRESENTS LORD SOMERS WITH AMBULANCES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003163

003164

1940-09. JERUSALEM - PRESENTATION OF AMBULANCES. SIR THOMAS DALY - IN CENTRE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003164

003165

1940-09. JERUSALEM - MATCH BETWEEN A.I.F. AND PALESTINE POLICE IN WHICH A.I.F. WERE BEATEN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003165

003166

1940-09. SIR T. BLAMEY CHATTING TO KINGSELY HEATH, DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL, PALESTINE POLICE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003166

003167

1940-09. IN THE WESTERN DESERT. GUNNERS FIRING SHELLS BEFORE ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003167

003168

1940-09. IN THE WESTERN DESERT. A CAMOUFLAGED GUN EMPLACEMENT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003168

003170

1940-09. MORE OF THE PILOTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003170

003171

1940-09. ITALIAN SUBMARINE SURRENDERING AFTER IT HAD BEEN BLOWN TO THE TOP BY BRITISH WARSHIPS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003171

003172

1940-09. ITALIAN SUBMARINE SURRENDERING AFTER IT HAD BEEN BLOWN TO THE TOP BY BRITISH WARSHIPS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003172

003173

1940-09. IN THE WESTERN DESERT. A BATTERY WIRELESS OPERATOR IN HIS PIT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003173

003174

1940-09. TROOPS DISEMBARKATION FROM ENGLAND. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003174

003175

1940-09. R.A.F. BOMBERS OVER DESERT IN THEIR WAY TO ATTACK THE ENEMY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003175

003176

1940-09. AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ARTHUR LONGMORE, PAYING A VISIT TO A SQUADRON OF THE RAAF (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003176

003177

1940-09. TROOPS ARRIVING FROM ENGLAND FOR THE MIDDLE EAST. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003177

003178

1940-09. IN THE WESTERN DESERT. A WRECKED ITALIAN LORRY AFTER ENCOUNTER WITH BRITISH. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003178

003179

1940-09. R.A.F. ARMOURED CAR SECTION. DO INVALUABLE WORK EXCORTING CONVOYS AND IN AERODROME DEFENCE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003179

003180

1940-09. THE A.O.C. ARRIVING AT THE STATION WHERE THE SQUADRON WAS QUARTERED. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003180

003181

1940-09. CHATTING TO MEMBERS OF THE AIR CREWS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003181

003182

1940-09. A SQUADRON LEADER ADDRESSES HIS CREW BEFORE TAKING OFF FOR A RAID. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003182

003183

1940-09. R.A.F. FLYING LOW OVER A DESERT ON WAY TO A RAID. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003183

003184

1940-09. MEN OF THE CYPRUS REGIMENT TRAINING AT THEIR DEPOT IN CYPRUS.

003184

003185

1940-09. THE A.O.C. ADDRESSING THE SQUADRON IN GENERAL. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003185

003186

1940-09. CHATTING TO MEMBERS OF THE AIR CREW. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003186

003322/01

A view of oil tanks burning as a result of a bombing raid by Italian bomber aircraft.

003322/01

003322/04

After disembarking from the troopship Orion which brought them to the Middle East, this contingent of New Zealand troops assembed to prepare to entrain for the journey to their camp area.

003322/04

003331

Group portrait of members of 2/7th Battalion. (Negativeby D Parer)

003331

003332

1940-10. LEARNING HOW TO COMBAT ENEMY DIVE BOMBERS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003332

003333

1940-10. EQUIPPED WITH WIRELESS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH HEADQUARTERS THESE MODERN "HORSES" ARE READY TO FIGHT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003333

003334

1940-10. THE HORSE DRAWN CHAIRIE IS STILL THE MOST POPULAR VEHICLE FOR A.I.F. ON LEAVE IN CAIRO. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003334

003335

1940-10. MEN OF A BREN GUN UNIT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003335

003336

1940-10. DIGGERS GETTING THEIR EYES ON THE GLOSTER GLADIATORS OF RAAF (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003336

003337

1940-10. OVER THE TOP. - CARRIERS COMING OVER A DESCENT IN PERFECT SAFETY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003337

003338

1940-10. SOMEWHERE WEST OF SUEZ. A REFRESHER IN THE DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003338

003339

1940-10. THE MECHANISED CAVALRY OF THE 17TH BRIGADE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003339

003391

WESTERN DESERT. 1940-10. INFANTRY ADVANCE DURING A TRAINING EXERCISE UNDER COVER OF TANKS AND BREN CARRIERS TO PRACTISE CAPTURING AN ENEMY STRONGPOINT.

003391

003392

1940-10. TROOPS OF THE 2ND 6TH BATTERY ARE READY TO FIGHT ANY FOE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003392

003393

1940-10. INFANTRY MARCHING IN FORMATION DURING RECENT EXERCISES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003393

003394

A camera study entered in the 6th Division camera contest by Damien Parer. A soldier with a camer talks to Egyptian children, while standing on the river bank. The men wearing hats and standing behind the man with the camera are Colin Edward Watkins (on the left) and Fred Quinn (on the right)....

003394

003395

1940-10. MEN OF THE SIGNALS SECTION SEND MESSAGES ACROSS THE DESERT BY MEANS OF HELIOCRAPH. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003395

003396

1940-10. ABDAL AND HIS DONK (DONKEY) SHOW KEEN INTEREST AS MEN OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY PREPARE FOR ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003396

003397

1940-10. MANOEUVRES IN DESERT OPEN FORMATION PRECAUTION AGAINST POSSIBLE ATTACK. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003397

003398

1940-10. TAKING PHOTOS ALONG THE NILE, MEN OF THE 6TH DIVISION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003398

003399

1940-10. ABDUL "THE BULL" AND HIS FAIHTFUL DONK WATCHING ARTILLERY MEN PREPARED FOR ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003399

003400

1940-10. A.I.F. TANKS CREWS GET ACCUSTOMED TO CONDITION IN NORTH AFRICAN DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003400

003401

1940-10. AN INFANTRY COM. SET OUT ACROSS THE DESERT TO TAKE PART IN LARGE SCALE MANOEUVRES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003401

003402

EGYPT. 1940-10. PORTRAIT OF AN EGYPTIAN CALLED BY THE TROOPS "ABDUL THE BULL", A FAMILIAR FIGURE ABOUT CAMP. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

003402

003403

1940-10. INFANTRY SHELTERING IN A DEFILL BEFORE ADVANCEMENT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003403

003404

1940-10. HEAVY TRANSPORTS OF THE A.I.F. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003404

003405

1940-10. 6TH BATTERY ON EXERCISE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003405

003406

1940-10. INFANTRY COVERED BY TANKS AND BREN CARRIERS CARRY OUT LARGE SCALE TACTICAL EXERCISE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003406

003407

1940-10. 6TH DIVISION TROOPS TAKING PHOTOS ALONG THE NILE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003407

003408

1940-10. MEN OF THE "SIGNALS" SECTION OVERHAUL THEIR EQUIPMENT AFTER TAKING PART IN LARGE SCALE EXERCISES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003408

003409

1940-10. A DESPATCH RIDER HAND A MESSAGE TO THE GUNNERY OFFICER. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003409

003410

1940-10. AWAITING ZERO HOUR FOR AN ADVANCE AGAINST TACTICAL STRONGPOINT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003410

003411

1940-10. TAKING PHOTOS ALONG THE NILE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003411

003412

1940-10. 2ND 6TH BATTERY MORE THAN MATCH FOR ANY ENEMY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003412

003413

1940-10. UNDER COVER OF A TANK INFANTRY ADVANCE TO ATTACK A STRONGPOINT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

003413

014481

1943-03-22. BISMARCK SEA BATTLE. ALLIES SMASH JAP CONVOY. AN RAAF BEAUFIGHTER ATTACKS A BURNING JAPANESE SHIP.

014481

015835

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. NATIVE BEARERS CARRY A WOUNDED AUSTRALIAN OVER A ROUGH BRIDGE ACROSS THE FRANCISCO RIVER. THE AUSTRALIAN WAS WOUNDED IN THE KNEE AND LEG AND WAS FOUR DAYS IN NO MAN'S LAND WITHOUT ANYTHING TO EAT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER NEWSREEL).

015835

015836

NEW GUINEA, 1943-07. DURING THE ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA VX89711 SERGEANT GORDON RAYMOND CHARLES AYRE, A 58/59 BATTALION BANDSMAN FROM SHEPPARTON VICTORIA, IN POURING RAIN ASSISTS A WOUNDED MATE, VX132355 PRIVATE WILLIAM OSWALD WALLACE JOHNSON, OF THE SAME UNIT, ACROSS ALAN'S (ALLEN'S?) CREEK TO AN...

015836

015837

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. AUSTRALIANS EXAMINING THE BREECH OF A CAPTURED JAPANESE 70 MM MOUNTAIN GUN. DURING THE ADVANCE TOWARDS SALAMAUA THE GUN PROVED VERY TROUBLESOME TO THE AUSTRALIANS. SOON AFTER IT WAS CAPTURED IT WAS BEING USED AGAINST THE JAPANESE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER...

015837

015838

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. LT. ROY DAWSON FIRING JAPANESE AMMUNITION FROM A CAPTURED JAPANESE MOUNTAIN GUN AGAINST JAPS. THE GUNWAS CAPTURED BY THE AUSTRALIAN DURING THE ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER NEWSREEL).

015838

015839

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. AUSTRALIANS EXAMINING THE 70 M.M. JAPANESE MOUNTAIN GUN AND A JAP FLAG CAPTURED DURING THE ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER NEWSREEL).

015839

015840

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. FUSING CAPTURED JAPANESE 70 M.M. SHELLS. LATER THE SHELLS WERE FIRED AT THE JAPS FROM A JAPANESE MOUNTAIN GUN CAPTURED DURING THE ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER NEWSREEL).

015840

015841

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. AUSTRALIANS EXAMINING THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS OF JAPANESE AMMUNITION CAPTURED DURING THE ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. THIS 7.7MM AMMUNITION IN METAL STRIPS OF 30 ROUNDS WAS INTENDED FOR USE IN JAPANESE TYPE 92 MEDIUM MACHINE GUNS KNOWN AS THE "WOODPECKER". (NEGATIVE...

015841

015842

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. AN AUSTRALIAN THREE INCH MORTAR IN ACTION AGAINST THE JAPANESE ON BOBDUBI RIDGE, SALAMAUA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER NEWSREEL).

015842

015843

1943-09-28. NEW GUINEA. ADVANCE ON SALAMAUA. CLOUDS OF SMOKE RISING DURING A BOMBING ATTACK BY LIBERATORS ON THE ADVANCED POSITION AT BOBDUBI RIDGE, SALAMAUA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER NEWSREEL).

015843

013148

Skindewai, New Guinea. 28 August 1942. A group of Aussies inspect their rifles in camp. From left to right: Stan Tompkinson; Stuey Monroe, New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (NGVR); Private Roy O. Warren and an unidentified member of the NGVR. (Negative by D. Parer).

013148

013153

NEW GUINEA. 1942-08-28. SIGNALLERS' OUTPOST WITH CORPORAL DAVE WIGHTON OPERATING THE EQUIPMENT.

013153

013155

PAPUA. 1942-08-28. INFORMAL OUTDOORS PORTRAIT OF TOUGH AND WIRY PRIVATE H.A. LAKE, ONE-TIME KANGAROO HUNTER, NOW A SNIPER WITH THE 2/5TH INDEPENDENT COMPANY. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

013155

013156

1942-08-28. PAPUA. GEOFF WHITE, NEW GUINEA VOLUNTEER RIFLES, IN CHARGE OF NATIVE LABOUR ON THE SALAMAUA FRONT, WITH HIS NATIVE BOY, KUMU. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

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013163

Skindewai, New Guinea. 29 August 1942. An Australian outpost in the Salamaua area. At far right is Private Roy O. Warren. (Negative by D. Parer).

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013168

Port Moresby (?) New Guinea. 1942-09-02. A group of United States Army Air Force (USAAF) pilots and their RAAF co-pilots standing under the wing of a C-110 (DC-5) transport aircraft.

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013169

New Guinea. 1942-09-03. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) C-110 (DC-5) (VHCXA) transport aircraft used to carry supplies from Australia to New Guinea. Four DC-5's were purchased by the Netherlands and all four were used to evacuate civilians from Java to Australia in 1942. One was damaged at...

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013173

Port Moresby (?) New Guinea. 1942-09-02. A group of United States Army Air Force (USAAF) pilots and their RAAF co-pilots standing under the wing of a C-110 (DC-5) transport aircraft.

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013250

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. 1942-08-28. SCENES IN A NATIVE VILLAGE AT EORA CREEK, IN THE JUNGLE COUNTRY THAT IS THE BATTLEGROUND FOR AUSTRALIAN AND JAPANESE TROOPS IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF PAPUA. SOLDIERS CONFER WHILE NATIVE TROOPS WAIT NEARBY, A SHORT WHILE BEFORE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS...

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013251

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-01. AN INDICATION OF THE PRIMITIVE LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND OF THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE MOVEMENTS OF TROOPS IS SHOWN HERE. NATIVE PORTERS (KNOWN AS FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS) CARRY WOUNDED AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS ON STRETCHERS FROM THE JUNGLE...

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013252

NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-01. ARMY UNITS FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA HAVE FEATURED LARGELY IN THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S PART PLAYED ON THE WORLD'S BATTLEFIELDS. SHOWN JUST BEFORE GOING INTO ACTION IS PRIVATE MOREY, A WESTRALIAN, SERVING WITH THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN NEW GUINEA. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER).

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013253

NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-01. THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION IS PORTRAYED IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BEHIND THE LINES IN NEW GUINEA. IT SHOWS MEN OF AN AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY UNIT SHARPENING THEIR BAYONETS BEFORE GOING INTO ACTION AGAINST JAPANESE JUNGLE TROOPS IN THE KOKODA AREA. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER).

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013254

Supply problems and other natural handicaps make the transport of bulky materials difficult in the jungle, so troops in forward areas find plenty of scope for ingenuity in many directions. The food problem offers opportunity for experiment, producing interesting results. These Australian troops are...

013254

013255

NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-05. AN INDICATION OF THE PRIMITIVE LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND OF THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE MOVEMENTS OF TROOPS IS SHOWN HERE. NATIVE PORTERS (KNOWN AS FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS) ARE CARRYING WOUNDED AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS ON STRETCHERS FROM THE JUNGLE BATTLEFIELDS TO THE...

013255

013256

NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-02. AN INDICATION OF THE PRIMITIVE LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND OF THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE MOVEMENT OF TROOPS IS SHOWN HERE. NATIVE PORTERS (KNOWN AS FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS) ARE CARRYING WOUNDED AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS ON STRETCHERS FROM THE JUNGLE BATTLEFIELD THROUGH A...

013256

013257

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. 1942-08-27. A NATIVE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE COUNTRY THAT IS THE BATTLEGROUND FOR AUSTRALIANS AND JAPANESE TROOPS IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF PAPUA. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN A SHORT WHILE BEFORE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS LAUNCHED AN ATTACK AGAINST JAPANESE FORCES IN THE...

013257

013258

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. 1942-09-05. WOUNDED AUSTRALIANS BEING CARRIED ON STRETCHERS OUT OF FORWARD BATTLE AREAS INTO A VILLAGE BY NATIVE BEARERS OR PORTERS (KNOWN AS FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS).

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013259

WX14316 PRIVATE HAROLD REGINALD NASH, 2/16 BATTALION, OF SUBIACO, WA, A WESTRALIAN TYPICAL OF THE TOUGH INFANTRYMEN RECRUITED FROM THIS STATE. WOUNDED DURING A JUNGLE CLASH WITH THE JAPANESE IN THE KOKODA AREA, NASH MADE HIS WAY BACK TO THE BASE ON FOOT, TAKING SEVEN DAYS TO COVER THE DISTANCE.

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013260

Australian troops and native carriers stop at an allied base at Eora Creek Village on their way out of a forward area in the Kokoda region for a well-earned spell. The soldier front left is believed to be SX13157 Private John Charles Smith, 2/6 Field Ambulance (see also 013284).

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013261

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-01. A WOUNDED AUSTRALIAN BEING CARRIED ON A STRETCHER INTO A BASE HOSPITAL OUT OF A FORWARD AREA BY NATIVE BEARERS (FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS).

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013262

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-01. WOUNDED AUSTRALIANS BEING CARRIED ON STRETCHERS OUT OF FORWARD BATTLE AREAS THROUGH A MOUNTAIN STREAM BY NATIVE BEARERS (FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS).

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013263

EORA CREEK, PAPUA. C. 1942-09-02. PRIVATE W. PARR IS HELPED TO A CUP OF TEA BY PRIVATE H. BRADBURY AFTER A CLASH WITH JAPANESE JUNGLE FIGHTERS IN THE KOKODA AREA. BOTH MEN ARE FROM THE 39TH BATTALION. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

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013264

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-01. AUSTRALIAN PRIVATES E.L. FLOWER AND E.O. MOREY HAVE A CIGARETTE DURING A BREAK IN THE JUNGLE FIGHTING AGAINST THE JAPANESE IN THE KOKODA AREA. MOREY IS FROM WA. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

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013265

OWEN STANLEY RANGES, NEW GUINEA. C. 1942-09-01. CORPORAL H. G. EVANS AND SGT. L. R. MARTORANA OF THE A.M.F. AT A NATIVE VILLAGE SHORTLY AFTER THEIR UNIT HAS CLASHED WITH THE JAPANESE IN THE KOKODA AREA. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER)

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013266

EORA CREEK, PAPUA. C. 1942-09-01. MELBOURNE CORPORAL J. A. CANTY OF THE A.M.F. 39TH BATTALION JUST BEFORE GOING INTO ACTION AGAINST THE JAPANESE AT ISURAVA IN THE KOKODA AREA. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER).

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013282

WOUNDED AUSTRALIANS BEING CARRIED OUT OF FORWARD AREAS BY NATIVE BEARERS.

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013283

DR. W D STEWARD TENDING WOUNDED AT A FORWARD POST.

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013284

Wounded receiving treatment as an Australian unit leaves a forward area for a well-earned spell. The soldier front left is believed to be SX13157 Private John Charles Smith, 2/6 Field Ambulance.

013284

013285

AUSTRALIAN JOHN HANNAM HANDLES A BREN GUN.

013285

013286

NATIVE BEARERS (POPULARLY KNOWN AS FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS) CARRY A WOUNDED AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER ON A STRETCHER. THEY ARE MOVING UP A STEEP HILL TRACK THROUGH THICK TROPICAL JUNGLE.

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013287

A wounded Australian soldier has his cigarette lit by Salvation Army Chaplain Albert Moore, padre to the 2/14th Battalion. The soldier on the stretcher is VX51106 Lieutenant Valentine G. Gardner, D Company, 2/14th Battalion. An unidentified soldier on the left having a drink has a bandaged head and...

013287

013288

Some members of D Company, 39th Battalion, returning to their base camp after a battle at Isurava. Right to left: Warrant Officer 2 R. Marsh, Private (Pte) G. Palmer, Pte J. Manol, Pte J. Tonkins, Pte A. Forrester and Gallipoli veteran Staff Sergeant J. Long. Their shoes sink deep in the mud on the...

013288

013289

MEMBERS OF THE 39TH BATTALION, AMF, PARADE AFTER WEEKS OF FIGHTING IN DENSE JUNGLE DURING THE KOKODA CAMPAIGN. THE OFFICER IN FRONT IS LIEUTENANT JOHNSON. THE MEN STANDING BEHIND HIM, FROM THE LEFT, ARE: ARNIE WALLACE, BILL SANDERS, HARRY HODGE, KEVIN SURTEES, GEORGE CUDMORE, GEORGE PUXLEY, KEVIN...

013289

013290

Australian troops plough through mud and slush in the heart of New Guinea on their way out of a forward area for a well-earned spell.

013290

013291

VX13966 Lieutenant Ian McLeod Hutchison, 2/14 Australian Infantry Battalion of Elwood, Vic, displays his tin hat which was dented by a spent Japanese bullet.

013291

013466

1942-10-19. VETERAN A.I.F. MEN OF A UNIT THAT FOUGHT IN THE WESTERN DESERT AND SYRIA ARE NOW IN ACTION AGAIN IN NEW GUINEA. THIS PICTURE TAKEN IN THE KOKODA AREA, SHOWS A GROUP OF THEM CLEANING THEIR RIFLES BEFORE GOING INTO ACTION AGAINST THE JAPANESE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013466

013467

1942-10-19. THIS PICTURE, TAKEN IN THE KOKODA AREA, SHOWS A GROUP OF A.I.F. MEN IN THEIR TEMPORARY CAMP BESIDE A NATIVE "LEAN-TO" AMID SURROUNDINGS THAT CONTRAST VIVIDLY WITH THOSE THAT THEY KNEW IN THE WESTERN DESERT AND SYRIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013467

013468

1942-10-19. FOUR MEN OF AN A.I.F. UNIT RETURNED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST WHO ARE NOW IN ACTION ON THE KOKODA FRONT, THEY ARE:- PTE. F.W. LEE; PTE J.E. CLEASBY AND PTE. E.A. ELVY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013469

Men of the 2/16th Battalion now in action on the New Guinea front. These men, who have previously seen service in the Western Desert and Syria, identified left to right are:- WX14749 Private (Pte) Daniel Earle O'Connell of Dwarda, WA; L/Cpl F. A. Cunningham; WX4760 Sgt (later lieutenant) David Roe...

013469

013470

1942-10-19. FOUR MEN OF AN A.I.F. UNIT WHO HAVE SEEN SERVICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, NOW IN ACTION SOMEWHERE IN THE NEW GUINEA FRONT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013470

013471

1942-10-19. A GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN INFANTRYMEN ON PATROL IN NEW GUINEA SNATCH A QUICK MEAL THAT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THEIR NATIVE COOKS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013472

1942-10-19. OSMAR WHITE, MELBOURNE HERALD WAR CORRESPONDENT, AND CHESTER WILMOT OF THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION, AT THEIR CAMP ON THE KOKODA FRONT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013472

013762

Members of the headquarters staff of 2/2nd Independent Company, discuss their tactics with their officer before setting out on a mission. Identified left to right: QX6455 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Alexander Spence; WX12124 Lieutenant (Lt) Eric William Smyth; 382001 Major (Maj) Bernard James...

013762

013764

Soon after the Japanese moved into Timor, the Australians were without communications to the mainland and under the direction of a young technician TX4745 Signalman (Sig) Max Lyndon Loveless built a wireless set powerful enough to contact the Australian mainland. The wireless set became known as...

013764

013765

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. THREE SIGNALLERS APPROACH "OOMA" - NATIVE HUT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013765

013767

An informal group portrait of members of "Sparrow Force", 2/2 Independent Company, AIF, and Timorese locals with a live crocodile tied to a rod. Locals had carried this crocodile twelve miles as a friendly gesture for an Australian officer. While many members of "Sparrow Force" were forced to...

013767

013769

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. AS A GESTURE OF FRIENDLINESS, NATIVES CARRIED THIS 12 FT. BABY CROCODILE MORE THAN 12 MILES TO PRESENT IT TO CAPT. BALDWIN, AN ASSISTANT SCHOOLMASTER AT GEELONG GRAMMAR. THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PRESENTATION WAS APPRECIATED - THE LIVE CROCODILE WAS...

013769

013770

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. ERIC HERD OF SYDNEY ENJOYS A MEAL OF WATER BUFFALO AND RICE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013770

013771

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. NATIVES LEAD A PACK TRAIN OF TIMOR PONIES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013772

A small patrol of Sparrow Force troops moving through the typically rugged and heavily wooded Timorese terrain. Identified left to right are: Corporal Sargeant; Private (Pte) J Williams; Pte C Chopping; WX12793 Pte Warwick Arthur Crossing; Sergeant A E Smith

013772

013773

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. HEADQUARTERS GETS IN TOUCH WITH ONE OF THE FIELD UNITS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013773

013774

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. CAPT. E.P. HENNESSY OF VICTORIA. CAPT. C.R. DUNKBY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013775

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. MAJOR E. MCD. WALKER OF MELBOURNE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013776

1942-12-09. TIMOR - JAPANESE 1 CENT NOTE AND COIN USED AS CURRENCY IN TIMOR. THE COIN HAS A CARDBOARD CENTRE AND AN ALUMINIUM SURFACE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013777

AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. LT. GERRY MCKENZIE.

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013778

Men of the 2/2nd Independent Company (part of Sparrow Force) at their headquarters at Ailalec.Identified left to right: VX55137 Private (Pte) Arthur Edward Coats, WX10770 Signalman (Sig) Ronald James Sprigg, Corporal (Cpl) H. Brown, Sig D. Murray, WX10053 Sig Reginald Ernest Edward Tatam, WX12818...

013778

013779

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. CPL. J. HAIRE EX SCHOOL TEACHER FROM PERTH. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013780

1942-12-09. TIMOR. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013783

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. TROOPS TAKE A REST. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013784

TIMOR. 1942-12-09. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLA (2/2ND INDEPENDENT COMPANY?) LANCE CORPORAL H.J. BROWN OF GERALDTON, WA.

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013786

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. G. MERRITT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013787

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. SGT. W. TOMASETTI (MELBOURNE) AND SGT. J. GARLAND (N.S.W. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013788

Australian guerillas of Sparrow Force at their headquarters at Belulic. Left to right: Captain (Capt) R. R. Baldwin, and 382001 (VX50081) Major (Maj) Bernard James Callinan, reading a map; Capt E. Hennessey; Capt G. R. Dunkley; and 270915 (NX70537) Maj Geoffrey Gosford Laidlaw.

013788

013789

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. SIGNALLER ERNIE GREGG WEARS A CANE HAT WOVEN BY NATIVES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013790

Australian troops relaxing in a Timorese village. Sparrow Force could not have survived, or carried out its dangerous campaign of guerilla warfare, without the support of the Timorese population, whose friendship, courage and loyalty made a lasting impression on the Australians.

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013791

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. SIGNALLER G. KENNEDY OF NEWPORT SIPS AT A NATIVE ALCHOLIC DRINK "TUAKA". THE DRINK IS CONTAINED IN THE BAMBOO POLE IN HIS HAND. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013791

013792

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. ONE OF THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WITH HIS "CREADO" (NATIVE ATTENDANT). (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013792

013794

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. NATIVES WHO HAVE BUILT HUTS FOR AUSTRALIAN TROOPS ARE PAID IN AUSTRALIAN MONEY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013795

AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. FIVE NCOs WHO HAVE DONE OUTSTANDING WORK PREPARE TO RETURN TO THE MAINLAND TO AN OFFICERS' TRAINING SCHOOL. THEY ARE - SCOTTY TAYLOR, GERRY HAIRE, DUD TOPPER, BOB PALMER, RAY AITKEN.

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013797

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. SECOND FROM THE RIGHT IN THE FRONT ROW OF THIS GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS IS DOC. WHEATLEY EX WEST AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO SHOOTER WHO IS CREDITED WITH HAVING KNOCKED OFF 47 JAPS WITH HIS SNIPERS RIFLE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013798

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. ARTHUR BUTTERS OF VICTORIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013799

1942-12-09. TIMOR - AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. NATIVES BRING IN FRESH FRUIT TO THE TROOPS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013824

An Australian soldier walking in the mountainous terrain which is typical of the territory in which members of "Sparrow Force", 2/2 Independent Company, AIF, carried out a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the area around Dili. The soldier is possibly VX28767 Sergeant William (Bill) Ernest...

013824

013825

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. THIS IS TYPICAL OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH AUSTRALIAN TROOPS ARE FIGHTING. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013826

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIANS GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. THIS IS TYPICAL OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH AUSTRALIANS TROOPS ARE FIGHTING. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013826

013827

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. AUSTRALIAN SNIPER IN ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013829

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. THE NATIVE VILLAGE, MINDELLO, IS BURNT TO THE GROUND TO PREVENT ITS USE AS A JAPANESE BASE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013829

013830

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. NATIVES IN VICTORY PARADE. NATIVES FRIENDLY TO THE AUSTRALIANS ATTACKED A TRIBE WHICH WAS IN PAY OF THE JAPANESE. PICTURE SHOWS NATIVES CAPTURED IN THE RAID. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013831

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. NATIVES IN VICTORY PARADE. NATIVES FRIENDLY TO THE AUSTRALIANS ATTACKED A TRIBE WHICH WAS IN THE PAY OF THE JAPANESE. PICTURE SHOWS NATIVES CAPTURED IN THE RAID. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013832

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIANS GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. CHARLES AND STANLEY SADDLER, BROTHERS FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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013833

1942-12-12. AUSTRALIAN GUERILLAS IN TIMOR. NATIVES IN TIMOR PREFER AUSTRALIAN MONEY TO JAPANESE. HERE, AUSTRALIAN COIN ARE SORTED OUT ON NATIVE PAY DAY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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011924

1942-02-20. AT SEA. CAVALRY TROOPERS STAFF SERGEANT BRYCE ROBINS AND TROOPER LEN WILLIAMS, BOTH OF 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT, REST ABOARD MS SOPHOCLES AFTER A MEAL.

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011926

1942-02-10. AT SEA. TROOPER H. MELLISH OF BONDI, OF THE 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT, ABOARD MS SOPHOCLES.

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011930

M S Sophocles at sea: Cheering at the prospect of going home again. 2/3 Maxchine Gun Battalion gunners on board the ship. Identified is TX2097 Captain (later Major) Brian Guy Clennett (front row, centre). Clennett was the original Commander of C Company, 11 Platoon from 1940 to 1941, then Transport...

011930

011933

1942-02-14. AT SEA. NO EXCUSE FOR BEING DIRTY WITH SO MUCH WATER AROUND, SO THESE TWO ABOARD MS SOPHOCLES TAKE IT IN TURN TO GIVE EACH OTHER A GOOD WASH. TROOPER FRANK BOYLE, AND TROOPER JOHN SHAW, BOTH OF THE 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT.

011933

011936

AMUD, WESTERN DESERT. 1942-01. AIRCREW WALKING ACROSS THE TARMAC, AND THEIR AIRCRAFT, SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE SKY AT DUSK AT THE END OF A DAY'S OPERATIONS AT AN ADVANCED BOMBER SQUADRON AERODROME. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

011936

011943

WESTERN DESERT. 1942-01. SQUADRON LEADER CLIVE "KILLER" CALDWELL OF SYDNEY, NSW. HE IS AT PRESENT LEADER OF THE FAMOUS "SHARK" SQUADRON NO. 112 RAF. WITH HIM IS FLIGHT LIEUTENANT P. M. HUMPHRIES, AN ENGLISHMAN.

011943

011944

Squadron Leader Clive “Killer” Caldwell and pilots of the “Shark” Squadron R.A.F. Fighter Unit in the Western Desert standing beside the nose of the aircraft.

011944

011946

WESTERN DESERT. 1942-01. SQUADRON LEADER CLIVE "KILLER" CALDWELL, HOLDER OF THE DFC AND BAR, AWARDED SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR OPERATIONS AGAINST ENEMY AIRCRAFT.

011946

011949

1942-01. WESTERN DESERT. WEARING HIS FLYING GEAR, RAAF SERGEANT OBSERVER ARCHIE MOORE, AN EMPIRE AIR SCHEME TRAINEE NOW FLYING WITH A RAF BOMBER SQUADRON, CHECKS HIS BOMBSIGHT. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

011949

011951

1942-01. WESTERN DESERT. A KITTYHAWK FIGHTER AIRCRAFT ON AN AIRFIELD IN MUD AND WATER AFTER A SEVERE RAIN STORM IN THE DESERT. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

011951

011965

AUSTRALIAN WAR ARTIST FRANK NORTON AT WORK WITH NO. 3 SQUADRON AT THEIR ADVANCED LANDING GROUND IN THE DESERT.

011965

012354

Garbutt, Townsville. 1942-05-22. The crew of an American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft returned from a mission. The crew was headed by Lieutenant (Lt) Maclaren (first pilot), Lt Patterson (co-pilot) and Lt Armitage, observer and navigator. These boys were responsible for putting a Japanese...

012354

012429

1942-06-03. INTENSIVE TRAINING CONTINUES TO GO FORWARD AT ADVANCED AUSTRALIAN BASES. THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN DURING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT CARRIED OUT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GENERAL HERRING ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FOREMOST ARTILLERY EXPERTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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012430

Major General Herring continues the good work that he has done in the Middle East and is now playing a big part in the strengthening of our forces at battle stations in Australia. In these pictures he is seen with his staff supervising an artillery shoot at a forward base.

012430

012431

1942-06-03. MAJOR GENERAL HERRING CONTINUES THE GOOD WORK THAT HE HAS DONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND IS NOW PLAYING A BIG PART IN THE STRENGTHENING OF OUR FORCES AT BATTLE STATIONS IN AUSTRALIA. IN THESE PICTURES HE IS SEEN WITH HIS STAFF SUPERVISING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT AT A FORWARD BASE. (NEGATIVE BY...

012431

012432

1942-06-03. AUSTRALIAN BOMBER PLANE AT AN ADVANCED AIR BASE FROM WHICH SUCCESSIVE RAIDS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE JAPANESE. THE RAAF OFFICER IN THE PICTURE IS ONE OF THE MEN WHO LEAD THESE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL RAIDS WHICH ARE DOING MUCH TO FRUSTRATE A POSSIBLE JAPANESE ATTACK AGAINST THE...

012432

012433

1942-06-03. AUSTRALIAN BOMBER PLANE AT AN ADVANCED AIR BASE FROM WHICH SUCCESSIVE RAIDS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE JAPANESE. THE RAAF OFFICER IN THE PICTURE IS ONE OF THE MEN WHO LEAD THESE HIGHLY SUCCESSFULLY RAIDS WHICH ARE DOING MUCH TO FRUSTRATE A POSSIBLE JAPANESE ATTACK AGAINST THE...

012433

012434

1942-06-03. AUSTRALIAN BOMBER PLANE AT AN ADVANCED AIR BASE FROM WHICH SUCCESSIVE RAIDS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE JAPANESE. THE RAAF OFFICERS IN THE PICTURES LEAD THESE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL RAIDS WHICH ARE DOING MUCH TO FRUSTRATE A POSSIBLE JAPANESE ATTACK AGAINST THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND....

012434

012435

1942-06-03. WAR CORRESPONDENTS PAY A VISIT TO A FORWARD AIR BASE AND INTERVIEWS ONE OF THE BOMBER PILOTS OF AN AUSTRALIAN SQUADRON NOW ENGAGED IN OPERATIONS OVER THE JAPANESE PACIFIC BASES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012435

012436

1942-06-03. FLIEGHT LIEUT A. DUNNE, PILOT OF AN AUSTRALIAN BOMBER AT PRESENT ENGAGED IN ACTIVITY AGAINST THE ENEMY BASES IN THE PACIFIC. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012436

012437

1942-06-03. FLIGHT LIEUT. A. DUNNE, PILOT OF AN AUSTRALIAN BOMBER AT PRESENT ENGAGED IN ACTIVITY AGAINST THE ENEMY BASES IN THE PACIFIC. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

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012438

1942-06-03. MEMBER OF AN AUSTRALIAN BOMBER SQUADRON NOW OPERATING FROM AN ADVANCED BASE AGAINST ENEMY POSITIONS IN THE PACIFIC. LEFT TO RIGHT. FT. LT. L. TREWEN, F.O.L. STEELE, AND SGT. F.J. FLETCHER. STEELE WAS A WELL-KNOWN MEMBER OF THE FAMOUS NO,3 FIGHTER SQUADRON WHOSE WORK IN THE MIDDLE EAST...

012438

012439

1942-06-03. AIRCRAFTMEN AT A FORWARD AIR BASE WITH A LOAD OF BOMBS TO BE DROPPED BY ONE OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOMBER SQUADRONS TAKING PART IN THE CONTINUAL ATTACK AGAINST JAPANESE BASES IN THE PACIFIC. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012439

012440

1942-06-03. AIRCRAFTMEN AT A FORWARD AIR BASE WITH A LOAD OF BOMBS TO BE DROPPED BY ONE OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOMBER SQUADRONS TAKING PART IN THE CONTINUAL ATTACK AGAINST JAPANESE BASES IN THE PACIFIC. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012440

012441

GROUP CREWS OF AN AUSTRALIAN BOMBER SQUADRON GO INTO ACTION PREPARATORY TO A RAID AGAINST JAPANESE PACIFIC BASES. FRESH LOADS OF 250 POUND BOMBS ARE BROUGHT OUT TO THE AIRCRAFT AND THE OPERATION KNOWN AS "BOMBING UP" IS CARRIED OUT IN READINESS FOR ANOTHER BLOW AT THE ENEMY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012441

012442

1942-06-03. GROUND CREWS OF AN AUSTRALIAN BOMBER SQUADRON GO INTO ACTION PREPARATORY TO A RAID AGAINST JAPANESE PACIFIC BASES. FRESH LOADS OF BOMBS ARE BROUGHT OUT TO THE AIRCRAFT AND THE OPERATION KNOWN AS "BOMBING UP" IS CARRIED OUT IN READINESS FOR ANOTHER BLOW AT THE ENEMY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012442

012443

1942-06-03. GROUND CREWS OF AN AUSTRALIAN BOMBER SQUADRON GO INTO ACTION PREPARATORY TO A RAID AGAINST JAPANESE PACIFIC BASES. FRESH LOADS OF BOMBS ARE BROUGHT OUT TO THE AIRCRAFT AND THE OPERATION KNOWN AS "BOMBING UP" IS CARRIED OUT IN READINESS FOR ANOTHER BLOW AT THE ENEMY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012443

012444

1942-06-03. AN AUSTRALIAN BOMBER, PLANE ABOUT TO LAND ON AN ADVANCED AIRFIELD AFTER A RAID AGAINST JAPANESE BASES IN THE PACIFIC. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012444

012445

1942-06-03. AUSTRALIAN BOMBER, PLANE AT AN ADVANCED AIR BASE FROM WHICH SUCCESSIVE RAIDS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE JAPANESE. THE RAAF OFFICER IN THE PICTURE IS ONE OF THE MEN WHO LEAD THESE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL RAIDS WHICH ARE DORING MUCH TO FRUSTRATE A POSSIBLE JAPANESE ATTACK AGAINST THE...

012445

012446

1942-06-03. INTENSIVE TRAINING CONTINUES TO GO FORWARD AT ADVANCED AUSTRALIAN BASES, THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN DURING AN ARTILLERY SHOOT CARRIED OUT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GENERAL HERRING, ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FOREMIST ARTILLERY EXPERTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012446

012471

Informal portrait of Sergeant Wilbur E Brown, United States Army Air Corps, a radio operator on a Boeing B17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft who is credited with saving the lives of two other members of the aircraft crew who were injured during aerial engagements with the enemy.

012471

012710

1942-06-27. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN NEW GUINEA ARE USING PACK HORSES TO TRANSPORT SUPPLIES TO OUTLYING POSITIONS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012710

012713

1942-06-27. MAJOR-GENERAL RALPH ROYCE (RIGHT) AND BRIGADIER-GENERAL MICHAEL SCANLON, BOTH OF THE UNITED STATES AIR CORPS, WATCH A BOMBER SQUADRON TAKING OFF FROM AN ADVANCED OPERATIONAL BASE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012713

012714

1942-06-27. AUSTRALIAN HEAVY ACK ACK GUN AND CREW STATIONED AT ONE OF THE ALLIED FORWARD POSITIONS IN THE PACIFIC. THE CREW OF THE GUN IN THE FOREGROUND ARE ALL VICTORIANS, AND FROM THE LEGEND ON THE GUN BARREL IT WOULD SEEM THAT THEY WERE MEMBERS OF THE ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT WHO CLAIM THE...

012714

012715

1942-06-27. HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ACK ACK GUN, "BELCHING BERTHA" PRIDE OF THE ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENT STATIONED AT AN ADVANCED OPERATIONAL BASE IN THE PACIFIC. THE CREW ARE ALL AUSTRALIANS.

012715

012717

1942-06-27. "ENEMY AIRCRAFT APPROACHING" ... THE GUN CREW LEAP INTO ACTION IMMEDIATELY. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT AN ADVANCED OPERATIONAL BASE JUST AS A RAID WARNING WAS SOUNDED. MOST OF THE MEMBERS OF THESE ANTI-AIRCRAFT CREWS ARE EXPERIENCED GUNNERS WHO SAW PLENTY OF ACTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

012717

012721

1942-06-27. AUSTRALIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNNERS AT A FORWARD PACIFIC BASE CONGRATULATE EACH OTHER ON THEIR VICTORY OVER A JAPANESE AIRCRAFT BROUGHT DOWN BY GUNFIRE. THE AIRCRAFT IS BEHIND THEM, THE RED SPOT AND BAND INDICATING THAT IT WAS A FLIGHT LEADER'S MACHINE.

012721

012751

1942-07-02. ALLIED BOMBER PILOTS AT A FORWARD OPERATIONAL BASE DESCUSS DETAILS OF A RAID TO BE MADE AGAINST THE JAPANESE POSITIONS IN NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012751

012752

1942-07-02. AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN PILOTS OF AN ALLIED BOMBING SQUADRON NOW OPERATING AGAINST THE ENEMY IN THE PACIFIC. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012752

012753

1942-07-02. AUSTRALIAN GROUND DEFENCE UNITS OPERATING A SEARCHLIGHT DURING AN ENEMY NIGHT RAID AGAINST OUR POSITIONS IN NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012753

012754

1942-07-02. A TYPICAL NEW GUINEA VILLAGE. IN THE FOREGROUND IS A HORSE-TEAM SETTING OUT FOR AN ALLIED OUTPOST WITH SUPPLIES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012754

012755

1942-07-02. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS VISIT A VILLAGE IN NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012755

012756

1942-07-02. BOMBER CREWS AT A FORWARD OPERATIONAL BASE RELAX, BUT REMAIN CLOSE TO THEIR AIRCRAFT WHILE WAITING FOR FLYING ORDERS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012756

012757

1942-07-02. ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNNERS CLEANING THEIR BEFORS GUN. THESE MEN ARE STATIONED IN A FORWARD OPERATIONAL AREA, WHERE THEIR EFFICIENCY IS MAKING ENEMY BOMBING ATTACKS BOTH COSTLY AND INEFFECTUAL.

012757

012758

1942-07-02. "ALLIED AIRCRAFT" WERE AGAIN ACTIVE OVER ENEMY TERRITORY YESTERDAY" - EVERY TIME YOU READ A COMMUNIQUE LIKE THAT, THERE HAS BEEN A SCENE LIKE THIS ONE, PHOTOGRAPHED AT ONE OF OUR FORWARD BOMBER STATIONS IN NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012758

012759

1942-07-02. KEEPING THE DEFENCE IN ORDER AT AN ADVANCED OPERATIONAL BASE IN NEW GUINEA. JAPANESE RAIDERS ARE FINDING IT INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO OPERATE EFFECTIVELY AGAINST OUR FORWARD BASES OWING TO THE EFFICIENCY AND KEENNESS OF THE DEFENDERS - BOTH AIR-BORNE AND ON THE GROUND. THIS PICTURE...

012759

012760

1942-07-02. Warming up prior to a takeoff. Martin B26 Marauder aircraft of the United States 22nd Bomb Group on an Allied airfield preparing for a raid against Japanese bases in the Pacific.

012760

012761

1942-07-02. NEW GUINEA. ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN CREWS COMING BACK TO BILLETS HAVING BEEN RELIEVED BY FRESH CREWS. ALL OF OUR PACIFIC OUTPOSTS ARE NOW HEAVILY DEFENDED BOTH BY FIGHTER AIRCRAFT AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES WHICH MAINTAIN A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR WATCH.

012761

012790

1942-07-06. UNITED STATES MEDIUM BOMBER AIRCRAFT TAKE OFF FROM A NEW GUINEA FLYING FIELD TO RAID JAPANESE POSITIONS IN THE PACIFIC. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012790

012791

1942-07-06. UNITED STATES BOMBER AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER A PACIFIC OUTPOST ON THEIR WAY TO RAID JAPANESE POSITIONS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012791

012792

1942-07-06. A UNITED STATES LIEUTENANT AND AN AUSTRALIAN SERGEANT PILOT ARE CO-PILOTS OF A BOMBING PLANE IN AN ALLIED SQUADRON OPERATING IN NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012792

012793

1942-07-06. AUSTRALIAN AND UNITED STATES FLYING PERSONNEL AT A BOMBER SQUADRON BASE IN NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012793

012794

1942-07-06. UNITED STATES BOMBER PILOTS MAPPING OUT FUTURE OPERATIONS ON A FLYING FIELD IN NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012794

012927

1942-07-20. WITH THE A.I.F AT PORT MORESBY. BREAD ZONING RAISES NO PROBLEMS AT THE CHIEF BAKERY - IT IS WORKED ON A FETCH AND CARRY BASIS. THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS NOT KNOWN AS "THE BOMB BATTY BAKERS" AS IT WAS THE FIRST PLACE TO BE HIT BY A BOMB WHEN THE JAPS TURNED THEIR ATTENTION TO THIS...

012927

012928

1942-07-20. AN INDEPENDENT LIGHT HORSE TROOP ON PATROL. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012928

012929

1942-07-20. SGT. K.P. HILL TALKS WITH TROOPER J.J. FITZGERALD WHILE THE INDEPENDENT LIGHT HORSE ARE ON MANOEUVRES. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012929

012930

1942-07-30. GUNNERS E.T. MOLROSS H.G. SPROD ENJOY AN AFTERNOON'S OUTING IN THEIR NATIVE CANOE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012930

012931

1942-07-30. WITH THE A.I.F. AT PORT MORESBY. THE DENTAL UNIT AT WORK. THE ASSISTANT APPEARS TO BE ENJOYING HIS WORK DESPITE THE CRUDITY OF THE SURGERY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012931

012932

1942-07-30. THE CARE AND APPEARANCE OF THEIR FOOTWEAR IS A RITUAL WITH THE A.I.F. ON ACTIVE SERVICE. PRIVATES J.H. REYNOLDS, N.S. LOCKHART, N.G. HAWKINS AND P.J. FILAN CLEANING THEIR BOOTS OUTSIDE THE HOTEL MORESBY. (ELIMINATE COLOUR PATCHES.) (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012932

012933

Damien Parer Official photographer is interested in some sketches of the Independent Light Horse being made by Jullian R. Ashton, Official war artist, . (Negative by Parer)

012933

012934

1942-07-30. A GROUP OF THE MARINE SECTION OF THE RAAF (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012934

012936

1942-07-22. ALICE SPRINGS - DARWIN ROAD. THE SPHINX ROCKS, A PROMINENT LANDMARK NEAR KATHERINE RIVER. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012936

012937

1942-07-22. A GROUP OF TRANSPORT MOVING OUT ACROSS STUART PLAIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012937

012938

1942-07-22. A GROUP OF TRANSPORTS MOVING OUT ACROSS STUART PLAIN. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012938

012939

1942-07-22. FORMING A NEW SECTION OF ROAD. THE BULLDOZERS SCOOP OUT THE EARTH ON THE HILLSIDE AND FILL IN A DEPRESSION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012939

012940

1942-07-22. BREAKING UP GROUND IN ROUGH COUNTRY. A CARRY-ALL SCOOP WITH A LOAD OF 1W TONS OF EARTH. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012940

012941

1942-07-22. ALICE SPRINGS - DARWIN ROAD. A "BULLDOZER" IN ACTION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012941

012942

1942-07-22. ALICE SPRINGS - DARWIN ROAD. A VIEW OF NO. 7 BORE AT TANDYIDGEE STATION. BORES ARE THE PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF WATER SUPPLY THROUGH MUCH OF THE COUNTRY THAT THE ROAD PASSES. THE LANDSCAPE IS ALSO TYPICAL OF A LARGE STRETCH OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012942

012943

1942-07-22. KNOCKING OFF WORK TO CARRY BRICKS. AFTER A GRUELLING WEEK OF HOT WEATHER, DUST, AND HARD WORK, MANY OF THE MEN ON THE JOB FIND RELAXATION IN A GAME OF AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012943

012944

1942-07-22. A TRANSPORT HEADED FOR ONE OF THE DEPOTS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012944

012945

1942-07-22. A GROUP OF TRANSPORT REACH THEIR DESTINATION. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012945

012946

1942-07-22. SOME OF THE MEN WHO MADE THE ROAD. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

012946

012968

1942-07-24. JAPANESE AIR RAID ON PORT MORESBY. BOMBS BURST ALONG THE WATERFRONT.

012968

013000

1942-08-06. HUTS FOR THE ALLIED TROOPS IN THE INTERIOR BEING BUILT BUILT BY NATIVE LABOUR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF RIFLEMAN HELTON, AND IRISH-SCOTCH-AUSTRALIAN GOLDMINER WITH 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE OF THE COUNTRY. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013000

013001

1942-08-06. WITH THE ALLIED TROOPS IN NEW GUINEA. RIFLEMAN HARRY HELTON, WHO KNOWS AS MUCH ABOUT THE WILDS OF NEW GUINEA AND OF THE NATIVES AS ANY MAN. OF IRISH-SCOTCH-AUSTRALIAN DESCENT HE HAS BEEN A GOLDMINER IN THE COUNTRY FOR UPWARDS OF 15 YEARS AND IS A MEMBER OF THE VOLUNTEER RESERVE FORCE...

013001

013002

NATIVE BEARERS (POPULARLY KNOWN AS FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS) WALK LONG DISTANCES CARRYING HEAVY LOADS OF SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT FOR AUSTRALIAN TROOPS.

013002

013003

1942-08-06. NATIVES MAKING THEIR WAY UPSTREAM IN AN OUTRIGGER WITH ARMY SUPPLIES. NEW GUINEA.

013003

013004

1942-08-06. PAPUA. NATIVE BEARERS (POPULARLY KNOWN AS FUZZY WUZZY ANGELS) CARRY HEAVY LOADS OF EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS. ONE "BOY" USUALLY CARRIES ABOUT 50 LBS WEIGHT, AND TWO "BOYS" CAN MANAGE ABOUT 70LBS.

013004

013005

1942-08-06. PAPUA. NATIVES ("BOYS") LEND A HAND WITH THE UNLOADING OF PETROL FROM A BEACH.

013005

013006

1942-08-06. PAPUA. WILD AND FORMIDABLE AS HE LOOKS IN NATURE'S GARB AND WITH HIS HUGE KNIFE, THIS BOY "HARRY" IS IN FACT A FRIENDLY SOUL AND SPEAKS PRECISE ENGLISH. THE AID OF THIS NATIVE IS INVALUABLE TO AUSTRALIAN TROOPS.

013006

013007

1942-08-06. SQUATTING ON THEIR HAUNCHES OUTSIDE A NATIVE HUT THESE YOUNGSTERS PRESENT A COMIC PICTURE. NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013007

013008

1942-08-06. A NATIVE CANOE APPROACHES THE CAMERA SHARPLY SILHOUETTED IN THE EVENING LIGHT. NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013008

013009

1942-08-06. EVEN IN THE MORE SETTLED PARTS OF THE ISLAND PERMANENT BRIDGES ARE RARE BECAUSE OF THE FAST RISING STREAMS. IF A BRIDGE IS WASHED AWAY DURING THE RAINY SEASON ANOTHER ONE IS QUICKLY SLUNG TOGETHER. NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013009

013010

1942-08-06. THE INTERIOR OF A HUT BEING COMPLETED FOR THE TROOPS ON OUTPOST WORK. NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013010

013011

1942-08-06. A NEW GUINEA WOMAN IDLY WENDS HER HOMEWARD WAY. NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013011

013012

1942-08-06. TYPES OF BOYS WORKING FOR THE ALLIES. THEY ARE PART OF THE CREW OF A RIVER STEAMER. NEW GUINEA. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

013012

013013

NEW GUINEA. 1942-08-06. NATIVES PADDLING THEIR CANOE ON THE LAKEKAMU RIVER, TAKING STORES TO KANGA FORCE.

013013

010977

1941-12. WESTERN DESERT. NEW ZEALAND GENERAL BERNARD FREYBERG'S DRIVER INSPECTS THE DAMAGE TO HIS CAR AFTER RUNNING THE GAUNTLET OF GERMAN MACHINE GUN NESTS NEAR TOBRUK.

010977

010979

MEMBERS OF THE 2/13TH BATTALION AFTER THE RELIEF OF TOBRUK. PRIVATE (PTE) L. E. EVERETT, PTE A. O'CONNER, PTE G. RICHARDSON, AND PTE J.W. COX, THE LAST OF THE AUSTRALIAN VETERANS OF THE SIEGE OF TOBRUK. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER).

010979

010982

SMILING VETERANS OF TOBRUK WHO DON'T SEEM TO ANSWER TO LORD HAW HAW'S DESCRIPTION, "RATS OF TOBRUK". NX36694 CORPORAL ALEXANDER ROBERT MCHUTCHISON OF NORTHCOTE, VIC, (LEFT), AND NX35323 PRIVATE PATRICK JOSEPH MCKENNA OF GRIFFITH, NSW, BOTH OF THE 2/13 BATTALION.

010982

011902

1942-02-06. AT SEA. CORPORAL LEN WARD, OF SYDNEY, A MEMBER OF C SQUADRON, 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT, TAKES A LAST LOOK AT EGYPT AS THE MS SOPHOCLES PULLS OUT OF PORT.

011902

011903

1942-02-20. COCHIN, INDIA. NATIVES CROWD ROUND THE MS SOPHOCLES TO SELL THE TROOPS FRUIT AND SOUVENIRS IN THEIR WOODEN CANOES.

011903

011905

1942-02-09. M.S. SOPHOCLES. AT SEA: BEFORE THE MAST, BUT NOT SAILORS THIS TIME. TWO OF THE TROOPS WONDER WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO. L-R: GUNNER BARLOW, OF NARROMINE OF THE 1ST LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT, GUNNER J. THOMPSON OF MOREE ALSO 1ST L.A.A.

011905

011906

1942-02-09. M.S. SOPHOCLES. AT SEA. BEFORE THE MAST, BUT NOT SAILORS THIS TIME, TWO OF THE TROOPS ON THE SHIP WONDER WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO. L-R: GUNNER BARLOW, OF NARROMINE OF THE 1ST LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT, GUNNER J. THOMPSON OF MOREE ALSO 1ST L.A.A.

011906

011907

EVEN AT SEA THE TROOPS STILL HAVE TO MAKE A CUP OF TEA, AND THESE BOYS FIND A PRIMUS VERY USEFUL FOR BOILING THE BILLY IN THE DARK OF NIGHT IN THEIR TRUCK ABOARD MS SOPHOCLES. (PHOTOGRAPHER DAMIEN PARER).

011907

011913

1942-02-11. COCHIN, INDIA. THE LINER IN THE HARBOUR IS AN ARMED MERCHANTMAN USED AS ESCORT FOR CONVOY WORK.

011913

011918

COCHIN, INDIA. 1942-02-15. MS SOPHOCLES ARRIVES IN ON THE WAY HOME TO AUSTRALIA.

011918

011919

COCHIN HARBOUR. 1942-02-15. THE TROOPSHIP M.S. SOPHOCLES ARRIVES IN PORT ON THE WAY HOME TO AUSTRALIA.

011919

011920

COCHIN, INDIA. 1942-02-16. LINE UP OF TRANSPORT VESSELS IN THE HARBOUR.

011920

011921

1942-02-17. AT SEA. AN ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN MOUNTED READY FOR ACTION ABOARD THE TROOP SHIP MS SOPHOCLES. THE GUNS ARE 40MM BOFORS, WHICH AS FAR AS WE KNOW IS NOT YET KNOWN TO THE ENEMY, AND BELONG TO THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENT.

011921

011922

1942-02-18. AT SEA. TROOPER G. W. ADAM, B SQUADRON, 2/7TH DIVISIONAL CAVALRY REGIMENT, WHILES AWAY THE TIME ON MS SOPHOCLES WITH A BOOK IN HIS HAMMOCK. HE FINDS WAR SUCH A BORING BUSINESS THAT HE SEEKS A BIT OF EXCITEMENT IN A DETECTIVE THRILLER.

011922

009379

RAMBLE AERODROME, PALESTINE. 2 MAY 1940. SERGEANT J. BLACK AND TROOPER C. BOURNE. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

009379

009381

RAMBLE AERODROME, PALESTINE. 2 MAY 1940. CORPORAL J. REID, 2/1ST BATTALION HANDS HIS BAG IN. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

009381

068606

Timor. 1942-12-09. An Australian Army guerilla force moving out of an overnight camp. This photograph also appears as Negno 013766.

068606

127944

BARDIA, LIBYA. 1941-01-02. SHELLS FROM THE GUNBOAT HMS LADYBIRD EXPLODING ON A RIDGE ABOVE BARDIA DURING THE NAVAL BOMBARDMENT WHICH PRECEDED THE ASSAULT BY THE 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION ON THE ITALIAN FORTRESS. THE LADYBIRD WAS SUBSEQUENTLY SUNK IN ACTION BY ITALIAN AIRCRAFT IN TOBRUK HARBOUR ON...

127944

127945

BARDIA, LIBYA. 1941-01-02. ABOARD THE HMS LADYBIRD GUNNERS LOADING ONE OF THE TWO 6 INCH GUNS OF THE GUNBOAT DURING THE NAVAL BOMBARDMENT WHICH PRECEDED THE INFANTRY ASSAULT OF THE 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION ON THE ITALIAN FORTRESS. THE LADYBIRD AT THE TIME WAS UNDER ALMOST POINT BLANK RANGE OF THE...

127945

127946

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01. TROOPS OF 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION MOVE ACROSS THE FLAT BARE PLAIN DURING THE ADVANCE ON THE ITALIAN HELD TOWN OF DERNA. THEY WERE EXPOSED TO HEAVY FIRE FROM A STRONG FORCE OF ITALIANS (ONLY JUST VISIBLE TO THE LEFT IN THE FORM OF A SOLITARY SHELL BURST). (FILM...

127946

127947

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01. TROOPS OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION WERE FORCED TO GROUND BY ENEMY (ITALIAN) FIRE WHILE ADVANCING ACROSS THE AIRSTRIP AT DERNA. DAMIEN PARER, AN OFFICIAL CINEMATOGRAPHER, SHELTERED BEHIND A SMALL WHITE MILESTONE WHILE TAKING THIS SHOT OF AN ITALIAN SHELL BURST....

127947

127948

SIRET EL CHREIBA, LIBYA. 1941-01. WAR CORRESPONDENTS SHELTER BESIDE A SQUARE WHITE BLOCKHOUSE ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF AN ITALIAN AERODROME TO WATCH TROOPS OF 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION ADVANCE ACROSS THE BARE ROCKY PLAIN TO ATTACK THE AIRSTRIP. DAMIEN PARER, AN OFFICIAL CINEMATOGRAPHER,...

127948

127949

DERNA, LIBYA. 1941-01. TROOPS OF 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION MOVE ALONG THE COAST IN THE APPROACH TO DERNA. (FILM STILL).

127949

127950

ARMED BOARDING VESSEL CHAKLA, UNDER BOMBING ATTACK IN TOBRUK HARBOUR, 1941-04-29. NOTE HER CAMOUFLAGE SCHEME, THE COLOURS OF WHICH ARE PROBABLY 507A (THE DARKER GREY) AND 507C. THE CHAKLA WAS SUNK AS A RESULT OF THE ATTACK. (STILL FROM A CINE FILM)

127950

127951

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA. 1942-07. 60-TON TRADING SCHOONER "ROYAL ENDEAVOUR" CARRYING SUPPLIES TO KANGA FORCE, EN ROUTE FROM PORT MORESBY TO LAKEKAMU RIVER, WHERE THE SUPPLIES WILL BE UNLOADED FOR ONWARD MOVEMENT TO THE FORCE OPERATING IN THE WAU AREA. (FILM STILL).

127951

127952

LAKEKAMU RIVER, PAPUA. 1942-07. NATIVES UNLOAD CARGO FOR KANGA FORCE FROM THE "ROYAL ENDEAVOUR" AT THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER, WHERE A SAND SPIT HAS BARRED THE ENTRANCE. SUPPLIES WILL BE MOVED BY CANOE TO BULLDOG CAMP WERE NATIVE CARRIERS WILL TAKE THEM TO WAU. (FILM STILL).

127952

127953

LAKEKAMU RIVER, PAPUA. 1942-07. NATIVES IN DUGOUT CANOES PADDLE UP THE RIVER TO BULLDOG CAMP WITH SUPPLIES FOR KANGA FORCE. SUPPLIES HAD BEEN BROUGHT FROM PORT MORESBY BY THE SCHOONER "ROYAL ENDEAVOUR". (FILM STILL).

127953

127954

NEW GUINEA, 1942-07. NATIVE CARRIERS MANHANDLE SUPPLIES FOR AUSTRALIAN KANGA FORCE OPERATING IN THE WAU AREA 120 MILES FROM BULLDOG CAMP. (FILM STILL)

127954

127955

BULLDOG CAMP, NEW GUINEA. 1942-07. VIC HELTON AND DICK PAUL, OLD "NEW GUINEA" HANDS, CARRY OUT A TYPICAL CARRIERS SICK PARADE. (FILM STILL).

127955

127956

WAU, NEW GUINEA. 1942-04. AFTER DAYS OF TRAVERSING THICK JUNGLE, WITHOUT SIGHT OF THE SUN, A NATIVE CARRIER-LINE WITH SUPPLIES FOR KANGA FORCE EMERGES NEAR WAU INTO THE HEAT OF THE KUNAI-COVERED LOWER SLOPES OF THE HILLS. (FILM STILL)

127956

127957

MUBO, NEW GUINEA. 1942-07-21. TROOPS OF "B" PLATOON, 2/5TH AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY, LEAVE CAMP TO CARRY OUT A RAID. (FILM STILL).

127957

127958

NEW GUINEA, 1942-08-05. MEMBERS OF THE 2/5TH AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY, USING AN IMPROVISED BOMB, SHATTER A NATIVE HUT IN THE MUBO - SALAMAUA AREA BELIEVED TO HOUSE JAPANESE TROOPS. COMMANDOS IN THE FOREGROUND WAIT TO PICK OFF SURVIVORS. (FILM STILL)

127958

127959

MUBO-SALAMAUA AREA, NEW GUINEA. 1942-08-05. MEMBERS OF 2/5TH AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY USE AN IMPROVISED BOMB TO SHATTER A NATIVE HUT BELIEVED TO HOUSE JAPANESE TROOPS. IN THE FOREGROUND COMMANDOS WAIT TO PICK OFF SURVIVORS. (FILM STILL).

127959

127960

MUBO-SALAMAUA AREA, NEW GUINEA. 1942-08-05. MEMBERS OF 2/5TH AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY MOVE FORWARD WITH SUB-MACHINE GUNS AFTER AN IMPROVISED BOMB WAS USED TO SHATTER A NATIVE HUT BELIEVED TO HOUSE JAPANESE TROOPS. (FILM STILL).

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127961

SALAMAUA AREA, NEW GUINEA. 1942-08. MEMBERS OF NEW GUINEA VOLUNTEER RIFLES, BEARDED AND CAMOUFLAGED, MAN A SECRET OBSERVATION POST ABOVE NUK NUK. LEFT TO RIGHT: NG2423 RIFLEMAN G. R. ARCHER; NG2192 RIFLEMAN J. CAVANAUGH; NG2191 SERGEANT J. B. MCADAM. (FILM STILL).

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127962

NG2191 Sergeant J B McAdam, New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, and Damien Parer, Official Cinematographer, observe Japanese movements from a secret tree top observation post above Nuk Nuk. This post was established by the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles and was also used by the New Guinea Air Warning...

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127963

View from the observation post above Nuk Nuk, manned by members of the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles. The cleared area in the centre is the airstrip. Salamaua itself is situated on the Flat Isthmus linking the promontory and the mainland. This post was established by the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles...

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SALAMAUA AREA, NEW GUINEA. 1942-08. NG2423 RIFLEMAN G. R. ARCHER, NEW GUINEA VOLUNTEER RIFLES, OBSERVES MOVEMENTS OF THE JAPANESE FROM AN OBSERVATION POST IN A LOFTY TREE ABOVE NUK NUK. (FILM STILL).

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127965

AT SEA. 1943-03-03. A JAPANESE TRANSPORT ON FIRE DURING THE BISMARCK SEA BATTLE, PHOTOGRAPHED FROM A BEAUFIGHTER OF NO. 30 SQUADRON RAAF, PILOTED BY 260353 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT R. F. UREN. (FILM STILL)

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127966

BISMARCK SEA. 1943-03-03. PHOTOGRAPHED FROM A BEAUFIGHTER BOMBER AIRCRAFT PILOTED BY 260353 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT R. F. UREN OF NO. 30 SQUADRON RAAF. A JAPANESE TRANPORT SHIP ON FIRE DURING THE BATTLE IN THE BISMARCK SEA. IN A JAPANESE ATTEMPT TO REINFORCE THE LAE-SALAMAUA AREA GARRISONS, A CONVOY OF...

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127967

BISMARCK SEA. 1943-03-03. JAPANESE TRANSPORT SHIP UNDER ATTACK FROM A BEAUGHTER OF NO. 30 SQUADRON RAAF, PILOTED BY 260353 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT R. F. UREN DURING THE BISMARCK SEA BATTLE. (FILM STILL).

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BISMARCK SEA. 1943-03-03. 260353 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT R. F. (TORCHY) UREN, NO. 30 SQUADRON RAAF, IN THE COCKPIT OF HIS BEAUFIGHTER AIRCRAFT TAKES A DRINK FROM A WATER BOTTLE AFTER LEAVING THE TARGET AREA DURING THE BISMARCK SEA BATTLE. (FILM STILL).

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127969

NEAR BOBDUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07. NATIVE CARRIERS CROSSING THE KUNDA BRIDGE OVER THE FRANCISCO RIVER ON THE WAY FORWARD TO THE 58TH/59TH BATTALION. THE TWO NATIVE BEARERS IN THE CENTRE OF THE BRIDGE ARE CARRYING A BUSH STRETCHER. (FILM STILL)

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127970

KOMIATUM RIDGE, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07. 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY MOUNT A VICKERS MEDIUM MACHINE-GUN IN A GUN-PIT TYPICAL OF OTHERS IN THE AREA, COMMANDING ENEMY MOVEMENT ALONG THE RIDGE. THE SOLDIER ON THE LEFT HOLDING A THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN IS VX59445 LIEUTENANT H. L. EGAN (KILLED IN...

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127971

During the advance on Salamaua VX89711 Sergeant Gordon Raymond Charles Ayre MM, a 58/59th Battalion bandsman from Shepparton, Victoria, in pouring rain assists a wounded mate, VX132355 Private William Oswald Wallace Johnson, of the same unit, across Alan's (Allen's?) Creek to an advanced regimental...

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127972

NAMLING, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-19. RETURNING ALONG A STEEP SLOPE AFTER BEING IN ACTION IN THE "GRAVEYARD" AREA, NORTH OF ORODUBI, MEMBERS OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY. (FILM STILL).

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127973

NAMLING, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-19. PRIVATE TOM KIDD, A MEMBER OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY, RECEIVING A LIGHT FOR HIS CIGARETTE AFTER HIS UNIT'S RETURN FROM ACTION IN THE "GRAVEYARD" AREA, NORTH OF ORODUBI. (FILM STILL).

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MEN OF THE 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY MOVING INTO THE ASSEMBLY AREA FOR THE ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL", NORTH OF ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA, 1943-07-29. (FILM STILL)

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FORWARD TROOPS OF THE 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY OCCUPYING WEAPON-PITS DURING THE ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL", NORTH OF ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA, ON 1943-07-29. (FILM STILL)

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ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-29. PRIVATE H. W. ROBINS OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY, WHO HAS JUST BEEN WOUNDED DURING THE ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL". BEHIND ROBINS IS SERGEANT K. W. MACLEAN (LEFT), AND CORPORAL R. R. S. GOOD, IN THE WEAPON PIT IS PRIVATE R. S. WOOD. (FILM STILL).

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THE 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY AT "TIMBERED KNOLL" NORTH OF ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA, ON 1943-07-29. CORPORAL R. R. S. GOOD ABOUT TO DRESS THE WOUNDS OF PRIVATE H. W. ROBINS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF PRIVATE R. S. WOOD (LEFT) AND SERGEANT K. M. MACLEAN. (FILM STILL)

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127979

ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-29. PRIVATE H. W. 'ROBBIE' ROBINS OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY BEING CARRIED ON AN IMPROVISED STRETCHED AFTER HE WAS WOUNDED IN AN ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE HELD "TIMBERED KNOLL". (FILM STILL).

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ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-29. MEMBERS OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS DURING THE ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL". (FILM STILL).

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127981

TIMBERED KNOLL, NORTH OF ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA, 1943-07-29. PRIVATE W.H. DAWSON, VX50665, 2/3RD INDEPENDENT COMPANY, IN THE PROCESS OF ATTACKING JAPANESE PILLBOXES WHICH WERE HOLDING UP THE AUSTRALIAN ADVANCE. USING GRENADES AND HIS THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN, DAWSON INFLICTED SUCH HEAVY CASUALTIES THAT...

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127982

ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-29. MEMBERS OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY MOVE CAUTIOUSLY FORWARD WHILE UNDER FIRE DURING THE ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL". (FILM STILL).

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127983

ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-29. MEMBERS OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY MOVE CAUTIOUSLY FORWARD WHILE UNDER FIRE DURING THE ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL". (FILM STILL).

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127984

ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-29. THE BODY OF ONE OF MANY DEAD JAPANESE KILLED ON "TIMBERED KNOLL", AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE STRONGHOLD BY 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY. (FILM STILL).

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127985

ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-29. THE BODY OF ONE OF MANY DEAD JAPANESE KILLED ON "TIMBERED KNOLL", AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE STRONGHOLD BY 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY. (FILM STILL).

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127986

Burial service for three Non commissioned Officer's (NCO's) of 2/3rd Australian Independent Company conducted by Father English (second from left), whose prayer book his batman, V155619 Private Francis Ryan, 3/24th Battalion, HQ Company (on the far left) is protecting with his groundsheet. Three...

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127987

ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-30. NX114931 LIEUTENANT S. READ, 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY LIGHTS HIS PIPE AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL". (FILM STILL).

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127988

ORODUBI, NEW GUINEA. 1943-07-30. MEMBERS OF 2/3RD AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY MAKE CAMP AFTER THEIR SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON "TIMBERED KNOLL". (FILM STILL).

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127990

NX12463 LIEUTENANT R. H. DAWSON OF THE 2/6TH AUSTRALIAN FIELD REGIMENT, FIRING A CAPTURED MOUNTAIN GUN ONTO THE JAPANESE IN THE "COCONUTS" IN THE BOBDUBI AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1943-07-30, WATCHED BY A MEMBER OF HIS OBSERVATION POST PARTY, GUNNER W. G. PENGELLY. (FILM STILL)

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127991

MINDELLO, PORTUGUESE TIMOR, 1942-11. MEMBERS OF THE 2/2ND AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY, ASSISTED BY FRIENDLY NATIVES, BURN DOWN PRO- JAPANESE NATIVES' HUTS. (FILM STILL)

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127992

MINDELLO, PORTUGUESE TIMOR. 1942-11. MEMBERS OF 2/2ND AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY, ASSISTED BY FRIENDLY NATIVES, BURNING DOWN PRO-JAPANESE NATIVE HUTS. (FILM STILL).

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150123

Port Moresby, New Guinea. June 1942. Australian members of a searchlight crew on the alert for enemy air activity.

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150124

Port Moresby, New Guinea. June 1942. Australian members of a searchlight crew watch for signs of Japanese air activity in their combat area.

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150130

Port Moresby, New Guinea. June 1942. Nurses on duty at an advanced operational base. Sister Gillander, on the right, has been at the base for fifteen months. All the nurses seen here are Queenslanders.

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150135

Port Moresby, New Guinea. June 1942. An Australian crew of a Bofors medium anti-aircraft gun jump into their gun pit to prepare for action against Japanese aircraft.

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150139

Port Moresby, New Guinea. June 1942. Australian anti-aircraft gunners man their Bofors medium anti-aircraft gun in preparation for Japanese aircraft attacks.

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150150

New Guinea. August 1942. A welcome rest from building huts for Allied troops. The supervisor of native labour on the right, is Rifleman Harry Helton, a member of the Volunteer Reserve Force. Two of the native workers are in the foreground.

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150152

New Guinea. August 1942. Native labourers take shelter from a tropical downpour in a temporary hut. They are engaged in building huts for Australian Army personnel.

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150154

New Guinea. August 1942. Native `boys' help with the unloading of petrol drums on a beach.

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150157

New Guinea. August 1942. A native helmsman of a small coastal supply vessel is all concentration as he steers his craft to a loading zone.

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150158

New Guinea. August 1942. The native crew of a small coastal supply vessel await orders as the craft approaches its destination.

150158

150492

New Guinea. August 1942. Among this group of pilots now operating against the Japanese in New Guinea are men who flew with the Desert Harrassers No. 3 Squadron RAAF in the Middle East. Their reputations and experience has resulted in successful operations in the Milne Bay area. The aircraft in the...

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150493

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. Members of a RAAF fighter squadron operating against the Japanese take a break between operations. Many of the pilots have returned from operations against the Italians and Germans in the Middle East and have earned themselves reputations in air warfare...

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150494

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. Kittyhawk fighter pilots of No. 75 Squadron RAAF, during a break in operations against the Japanese. Left to right: Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) L. D. Wintlen; Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) L. D. Jackson, Commanding Officer of the Squadron, who with his older...

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150496

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. No. 75 Squadron RAAF was relieved by two United States Airacobra fighter squadrons from the US 35th Fighter Group. Here a US pilot looks over his new "home", after the group flew in from Australia.

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150497

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. No. 75 Squadron RAAF was relieved by two United States Airacobra fighter squadrons from the US 35th Fighter Group. Here a US pilot looks over his new "home", after the group flew in from Australia.

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150498

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. No. 75 Squadron RAAF was relieved by two United States Airacobra fighter squadrons from the US 35th Fighter Group. Here a US pilot looks over his new "home", after the group flew in from Australia.

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150499

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. No. 75 Squadron RAAF was relieved by two United States Airacobra fighter squadrons from the US 35th Fighter Group. Here a US pilot looks over his new "home", after the group flew in from Australia. Note the number 174 and the illustration on the side of the...

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150501

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. A US air crew member of the transport service flying in supplies from the Australian mainland to the Allied troops in New Guinea has a rest between operations.

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150503

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. A US C110 (Douglas DC5) transport aircraft carrying supplies from the Australian mainland to Allied troops in New Guinea.

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Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. Off duty US airmen at a busy air base relax with an improvised game of volleyball. Highly illegal "net tampering" seems to be occurring.

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150505

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. RAAF and US airmen who crew the transport aircraft flying supplies from the Australian mainland to troops in New Guinea prepare for an operation.

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150507

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. A RAAF airman, complete with flying boots, joins with Australian and American colleagues in an impromptu game of volleyball. In the background are the concrete runways and aircraft of a busy Allied air base.

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150509

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. The aftermath of a bombing raid by the Japanese on an Allied airfield. Personnel inspect debris from a destroyed Douglas C47 Dakota aircraft and other damage. In the background are vehicles and aircraft. Smoke drifts across the area.

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150511

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. A Douglas C47 Dakota Allied transport aircraft damaged during a Japanese bombing attack. Note the debris strewn across the ground.

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150513

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. Damage to an Allied aircraft inflicted by Japanese bombers during a raid on an Allied airfield used for transporting supplies to the armed forces from the Australian mainland.

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150514

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. Douglas C47 Dakota transport aircraft crewed by American and Australian airmen prepare to take off on a supply mission to Allied ground forces. Note the P39 Air Cobra aircraft in the background.

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150517

Port Moresby, New Guinea. August 1942. Ground troops and natives prepare to unload another Douglas C47 Dakota transport aircraft bringing urgent supplies from the Australian mainland. Note the low cloud over the airstrip.

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150521

New Guinea. August 1942. A US transport aircraft flies above the clouds on a supply mission.

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150643

Kokoda, New Guinea. August 1942. A group of Australian soldiers rest beside their temporary lean-to amid surroundings far different from those that they knew not very long ago in the Western Desert and Syria.

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150644

Kokoda, New Guinea. August 1942. Four men of the AIF who returned recently from action in the Western Desert and Syria prepare for further action against the Japanese.

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150645

New Guinea. August 1942. A US Army Air Force Douglas C47 transport aircraft taking off on a supply mission to Allied ground forces in combat with the Japanese. Note the low cloud in the background typical of flying conditions in New Guinea.

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150646

New Guinea. August 1942. A US Army Air Force Douglas C47 transport aircraft just after take off on a supply mission to Allied ground forces in combat with the Japanese.

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150653

New Guinea. August 1942. Australian soldiers watch the arrival of a US Army Air Force Douglas C47 transport aircraft bringing supplies to the ground forces in action against the Japanese.

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150655

Kokoda, New Guinea. August 1942. New Guinea native carriers meet Australian officers at a rest spot on the Kokoda Trail.

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150656

New Guinea. August 1942. Australian troops enjoy a respite from heavy fighting against the Japanese in the Kokoda area. Their rest camp comprises native huts.

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150657

New Guinea. August 1942. American B17 four engined bombers (Flying Fortresses) on a mission against the Japanese.

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150662

Kokoda, New Guinea. c. August 1942. Native porters carry Australian wounded from a jungle battle area to the hospital base behind the lines, following a clash with Japanese ground troops.

150662

P00928.005

Private L C Mahon of 2/3rd Independent Company carries his gun in readiness for a commando assault. (Filmed by AIF cameraman Damien Parer. Frame enlargement taken from film number F01866.)

P00928.005

P02196.001

Salamaua, New Guinea. c. 1943. Portrait of Department of Information cinematographer (cameraman) William (Bill) Carty. The official photographer is seen with his camera. (Still from AWM Film 01866 `Assault on Salamaua')

P02196.001

P02038.013

Gaza, Palestine. 1940-03. Captain W.B. Caldwell and NX239 Lieutenant Bruce Brock (right), both of 2/2nd Battalion, feeding pigeons at a fountain within the former Turkish headquarters where the Battalion was camped while on garrison. (001160 is a similar image) (Original housed in AWM Archive Store)

P02038.013

001019

HANNA BISHARAT'S HOME. THIS ARAB WAS LIAISON OFFICER BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND BEDOUINS IN WW2. KNEW LAWRENCE AND ALLENBY. HE INVITED ABOUT 30 OFFICERS TO HIS HOME TO SOME ARAB COOKING WHICH WAS EATEN WITH THEIR FINGERS. ARMY. RECREATION IN PALESTINE. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001020

SOLDIERS LOOK AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY. ARMY. RECREATION IN PALESTINE.

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001037

AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS AT THE BRITISH WORLD WAR 1 CEMETERY. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

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001049

THE BEAUTIFUL GUM TREE JUST OUTSIDE THE WINTER PALACE HOTEL. GUNNER S. O'SULLIVAN, GUNNER F. STARR, DRIVER HOLPEN ENJOYING A PERIOD OF REST AND RECREATION.

001049

001066/10

Camels being used to carry stores and equipment for the establishment of the campsite for the 6th Division in the Gaza area.

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001066/13

A member of the 6th Division, Private J Beardwell on a camel for the first time during the establishment of the divisional campsite in the Gaza area.

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001066/16

General Sir Archibald Wavell, General Officer Commanding the Middle East, inspects the men of the 6th Division, AIF.

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General Sir Archibald Wavell, General Officer Commanding the Middle East, inspects the men of the 6th Division, AIF.

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General Sir Archibald Wavell, General Officer Commanding the Middle East, inspects the men of the 6th Division, AIF.

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001066/20

General Sir Archibald Wavell, General Officer Commanding the Middle East, inspects the men of the 6th Division, AIF.

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001066/27

General Sir Archibald Wavell, General Officer Commanding the Middle East, with officers of the 6th Division, AIF.

001066/27

001066/30

General Sir Archibald Wavell, General Officer Commanding the Middle East (back to camera), talks to John 'Jack' Hetherington, War Correspondent (centre in light uniform), during the General's inspection of the 6th Division AIF at Gaza.

001066/30

001067/01

An Arab boy and girl using two heifers yoked together to plough their field. In the background is a large Army encampment which contained the nucleus 6th Divisional Headquarters.

001067/01

001068/01

Troops standing near an Australian Soldiers' Club bus during a sightseeing tour of the Mount of Olives.

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001068/02

View of Bethlehem from the tower of the Church of the Nativity.

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001068/03

Some of a group of troops of the 6th Division on a sightseeing tour seen from the top of the tower of the Church of the Nativity during their visit to the church.

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001068/05

Australian troops on a sightseeing tour seen from the tower of the Church of the Nativity.

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001068/07

View of Bethlehem from the tower of the Church of the Nativity.

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001068/08

Looking from the tower of the Church of the Nativity over the city of Bethlehem.

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001068/10

Looking from the tower of the Church of the Nativity over the city of Bethlehem.

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001068/11

Looking from the tower of the Church of the Nativity over the city of Bethlehem.

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001068/19

Arab locals watch as an Australian soldier tries out a Hookah (a water pipe with a long flexible tube) in Bethlehem.

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001068/21

The locals, two Arab men and a boy, with one of them (left) smoking a Hookah.

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001068/23

A group of soldiers from the 6th Division wave for the photographer from the top of the tower of the Church of the Nativity during a sightseeing tour of the Mount of Olives.

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001068/29

A group of Arab locals playing cards on the Mount of Olives catches the attention of bystanders.

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001100/02

Crew divisions of the modified Leander Class Cruiser HMAS Hobart assembled on the quarter deck of the ship.

001100/02

001100/04

The bugler of the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart sounding a call while crew divisions are assembled on the quarter deck of the ship. The Supermarine Walrus aircraft carried on the modified Leander Class Cruiser HMAS Hobart can be seen in the background.

001100/04

001100/07

Three RAN ratings of the crew of the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart on watch under supervision of a Petty Officer (right) while the ship is at sea. The crew are wearing their tropical rig.

001100/07

001100/09

A view of the armament on the forward deck of the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart from half way up the mast. The catapult for the Supermarine Walrus aircraft carried on the ship is in the centre. Off duty crew members sun back on the deck. As an aid for identification from the air, a...

001100/09

001100/11

A view of the aft funnel and deck of the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart from half way up the mast. The catapult for the Supermarine Walrus aircraft carried on the ship is in the centre.

001100/11

001100/12

Crew members of the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart assembled on the aft deck for physical training whilst the ship is at sea.

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001100/14

Crew members of the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart engaged in physical training on the aft deck of the ship.

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001100/18

The Captain of the modified Leander class cruiser HMAS Hobart, Captain Harry Howden RAN (right) on the bridge using binoculars as he manoeuvres his ship through the entrance to the port at Aden.

001100/18

001100/20

Portrait of an unidentified crew member, with a full beard, on the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart.

001100/20

001100/24

An unidentified member of the crew of the modified Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart standing by to crew the ship's pinnace.

001100/24

001103/07

On board the troopship Empress of Japan, nursing sisters of the 2/1st Australian General Hospital under the command of Matron C A Fall parade for inspection by the Commanding Officer Colonel J Steigrad.

001103/07

001103/08

Nursing sisters of the 2/1st Australian General Hospital under command of Matron C A Fall parade on the deck of the troopship Empress of Japan during the voyage from Australia to the Middle East.

001103/08

001103/10

Nursing sisters of the 2/1st Australian General Hospital under command of Matron C A Fall parade on the deck of the troopship Empress of Japan during the voyage from Australia to the Middle East.

001103/10

001103/16

One of the escort ships seen from the troopship Empress of Japan which was part of the large convoy carrying Australian and New Zealand forces to the Middle East.

001103/16

001103/22

Soldiers engaged in physical training with the aid of ropes on board the troopship Empress of Japan during the voyage to the Middle East.

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001117

JULIS. CAPTAIN D. MICHELSON WITH A TURTLE NAMED "TIM", THE MASCOT OF THE 2/2ND BATTALION.

001117

001121

JULIS, PALESTINE. 2/3RD BATTALION BREN GUN CLASS.

001121

001122

PRIVATE GIBSON HOLDING PERSIAN LAMB.

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001127

GAZA RIDGE. 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL, SISTERS HANSCOMBE, FARTHING, AND HEATHCOTE, OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE (AANS).

001127

001133

JULIS, PALESTINE. 2/2ND BATTALION ATTENDING SIGNALS CLASS.

001133

001137

JULIS, PALESTINE. B COMPANY 2/1ST BATTALION ON ROUTE MARCH. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001139

JERUSALEM. AUST. NURSES HOSTEL (? ST GEORGES). NURSING SISTERS HANSCOMBE, KNIGHT, J. PARGE AND G. COCKS, OF 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001140

JERUSALEM. AUSTRALIAN NURSES WITH BRITISH NURSES TRAINING AT THE BRITISH WAR HOSPITAL.

001140

001142

JULIS, PALESTINE. 2/2ND BATTALION UNDERTAKING VICKERS GUN DRILL. IDENTIFIED IS LIEUTENANT CHAPMAN (STANDING). (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001145

UNDER THE FLAG AT GAZA RIDGE. 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE SISTER G. FARTHING, SENIOR SISTER HANSCOMBE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL WALKER, AND STAFF NURSE HEATHCOTE.

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001146

Julis, Middle East. 1940-03. Private E. White, a cook with 2/4th Battalion, AIF, at work cooking figs.

001146

001147

JULIS, PALESTINE. PRIVATE E. RIDDELL AND PRIVATE H. KERR, 2/1ST BATTALION EATING ORANGES IN AN ARAB VILLAGE NEAR JULIS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001151

GAZA VALLEY. ONE OF THE VERY TAME PIGEONS AT THE GARRISON.

001151

001155

QASTINA. LT. COL. G. MOORE, BRIG. MORRIS. AND COL. DISHER, AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001155

001160

GAZA RIDGE. CAPTAIN CARDWELL AND LIEUTENANT BROCK WITH PIGEONS. (P02038.013 is a similiar image).

001160

001164

GAZA RIDGE. 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAPTAIN MCCULLOCH AND SENIOR SISTER HANSCOMBE.

001164

001168

SMILING TROOPS OF 2/2ND BATTALION TEMPORARILY GARRISONED AT OLD TURKISH HEADQUARTERS LOOK OUT FROM UPSTAIRS WINDOWS. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

001168

001177

OUTSIDE QASTINA. BOMBARDIER E. FULTON AND LIEUTENANT J. FLYNN, 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT.

001177

001179

OUTSIDE QASTINA. 2/1ST FIELD BATTERY SIGHTING. PTE. J. SACHS, AND PTE. T. GREEN.

001179

001184

GAZA RIDGE. 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. ORDERLY R. SANDERSON IS SWABBING PRIVATE G. TRUDGEON, A PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL.

001184

001189

Gaza Village, Palestine. Private R. Thompson, 2/2nd Battalion, of Sydney, NSW playing his bugle. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001191

GAZA VILLAGE. CAPT. W. CALDWELL, 2/2ND BATTALION, BUYING COPPER JUGS FROM ARABS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001201/01

Qastina, Palestine. 1940-03. Drivers stand in front of their vehicles, known as tractors, of No. 1 Battery, 2/1st Field Regiment, which are used to pull artillery gun carriages. The two on the left are Morris CS8 trucks 15 cwt 4X2, and the rest are Morris CDFW trucks 30 cwt 6X4 GS.

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Qastina, Palestine. 1940-03. Drivers stand in front of their vehicles, known as tractors, of No. 1 Battery, 2/1st Field Regiment, which are used to pull artillery gun carriages. The vehicles shown are Morris CS8 trucks 15 cwt 4X2, and Morris CDFW trucks 30 cwt 6X4 GS.

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001202

Gaza Valley, Palestine. A member of 2/2nd Battalion fixing his bayonet under cover. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001203

QASTINA. LT. COL. G. MOORE (PAYMASTER) AND CAPT. ANDERSON (FIELD CASH OFFICER).

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Palestine. 1940-03. Paymaster and Field Cash Officer assist Arab labourers in camp as they line up for their pay. If they are illiterate than fingerprint signatures are necessary, and one worker is pressing his thumb on the ink pad ready to sign.

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Palestine. 1940-03. An Arab labourer in camp signs by fingerprint for his pay. If illiterate than a fingerprint signature is necessary. The ink and stamp pad lie ready on the table.

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Palestine. 1940-03. Paymaster Lieutenant Colonel G. Moore and Field Cash Officer Captain R. J. Anderson assist Arab labourers in camp as they line up for their pay. If they are illiterate then fingerprint signatures are necessary.

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Palestine. 1940-03. Arab labourers in camp line up for their pay. If they are illiterate then fingerprint signatures are necessary.

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Palestine. 1940-03. Arab labourers in camp line up and wait for their pay. If they are illiterate than fingerprint signatures are necessary.

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001204/08

Palestine. 1940-03. Arab labourers in camp, exchanging smiles after receiving their pay.

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Troops of the 6th Divisional Headquarters engaged in a cricket match in Palestine.

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Troops of the 6th Divisional Headquarters engaged in a cricket match in Palestine.

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A spectator at a cricket match betwen troops of the 6th Divisional Headquarters acts as a repository of personal items belonging to the players.

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The scorer (centre, wearing hat) keeps his eyes on the game in company with a group of spectators at a cricket match between troops of the 6th Divisional Headquarters in Palestine.

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A game of Australian Rules football being played by troops of the 6th Divisional Headquarters in Palestine.

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A game of Australian Rules football being played by troops of the 6th Divisional Headquarters in Palestine.

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Troops of the 6th Divisional Headquarters playing a game of rugby league in Palestine.

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001206/28

Captain B J Brown (left), a Signals Officers at the 6th Divisional Headquarters in Palestine being shown how to operate a Coleman lamp.

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001206/29

An officer (left) and two soldiers of the 6th Division enjoy a welcome stop at an orange grove on the way to Jerusalem.

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001207/01

View of the surrounding country from the roof of the Garrison in Gaza village.

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001207/02

A group of soldiers of the 6th Division settle into quarters in the Garrison building in Gaza Village. The building was formerly a girls high school.

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Troops of the 6th Division looking from the windows of their new quarters in the Garrison building in Gaza Village. The building was formerly a girls high school.

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001207/06

Two soldiers of the 6th Division Headquarters salute as three flags are raised, the Australian flag, the Union Jack and the flag on the right which reads 6 AUS.

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001207/08

NX234 Padre Francis Oag Hulme-Moir of the 6th Division discussing the merits of buying a camera with the shopkeeper in Jerusalem. He later used the camera to take photographs subsequently donated to the Australian War Memorial and numbered P02269.001 to P02269.011.

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NX234 Padre Francis Oag Hulme-Moir of the 6th Division discussing the merits of buying a camera with the shopkeeper in Jerusalem. He later used the camera to take photographs subsequently donated to the Australian War Memorial and numbered P02269.001 to P02269.011.

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NX234 Padre Francis Oag Hulme-Moir receiving a camera from the shopkeeper on completion of the sale. He later used the camera to take photographs subsequently donated to the Australian War Memorial and numbered P02269.001 to P02269.011.

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A group of soldiers of the 6th Division outside the Australian Soldiers' Club as they wait to leave on a bus tour of the area.

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001207/17

A view of the countryside as the bus carrying a group of soldiers of the 6th Division on a sightseeing tour approaches Jerusalem after visiting Jericho.

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A view from a sightseeing bus carrying a group of soldiers of the 6th Division as it approaches Jerusalem after visiting Jericho.

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001207/24

Shadows thrown by a group of soldiers of the 6th Division on Elisha's Fountain during a sightseeing tour of the area.

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001207/26

As one of a group of soldiers of the 6th Division which visited the Dead Sea during a sightseeing tour of the area, NX234 Padre Francis Oag Hulme-Moir registered his disgust after tasting the water.

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001362

1940-04-15. JULIS, PALESTINE. 2/4TH BATTALION WITH A HORSE OF THE BRITISH CAVALRY CONTRASTING WITH A MODERN MILITARY VEHICLE.

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001367

1940-04-15. Palestine. The 2/4th Battalion marching out of camp for manoeuvres. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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An Australian soldier loading bags of Easter mail into a vehicle for transport to his unit and distribution to recipients.

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An Australian Army Officer (left) observing the results of live firing exercises.

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An Australian Army Officer using a Lee Enfield .303 rifle in a live firing exercise.

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An Australian Army Officer (left) observing a target with binoculars as a Bren gun crew in the foreground takes part in a live firing exercise.

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A group of four Australian Army nursing sisters find some amusement in the poster advertising a forthcoming film.

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A young Australian soldier walking along a city street in Palestine overburdened with cases of photographic equipment.

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Members of the 2/1st Field Engineers marching through the ruins of a fort built by the Crusaders in the ancient city.

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A group of Australians, New Zealanders and Englishmen (Tommies) yarning outside the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) building.

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001474/07

Two members of the 6th Division AIF, Signaller J Muirhead (left) and Signaller L Longfield both of the Despatch Rider Letter service meet at a station in the modern village of Gaza to exchange documents.

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001474/09

A 1940 digger, Corporal W Ryan, 2/2nd Battalion, son of an Australian Light Horseman who fought in Palestine (right), renewed association with Hanna Bisharat, a Trans Jordan Arab who was an ally of the AIF in 1918.

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A 1940 digger, Corporal W Ryan, 2/2nd Battalion, son of an Australian Light Horseman who fought in Palestine (right), renewed association with Hanna Bisharat, a Trans Jordan Arab who was an ally of the AIF in 1918.

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Troops of C Company, 2/4th Battalion AIF marching through the modern village of Gaza accompanied by some of the local population.

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Troops of C Company, 2/4th Battalion AIF marching through the modern village of Gaza accompanied by some of the local population.

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These Arab urchins found a profitable market making money for their wares.

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Troops of C Company, 2/4th Infantry Battalion AIF march along the beach in the Gaza region as a training exercise.

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001475/17

A despatch rider delivers official mail to an orderly room of one of the units of the 6th Division AIF as their camp is established after their arrival in Palestine.

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Members of a signals unit of the 6th Division AIF run a telephone cable for a communications system in their newly established camp in Palestine after their arrival in the Middle East.

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001476/02

Outdoors group portrait as troops of the 6th Division newly arrived in the Middle East are welcomed by Mr Alan Brown (front right) to the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).

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001476/05

Members of the pipe band of the 2/4th Battalion marching along a street of modern Jerusalem, followed by local children.

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001476/08

Members of the pipe band of the 2/4th Battalion marching along a street of modern Jerusalem, followed by local children.

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Members of the 2/1st Field Regiment Headquarters on manoeuvres shortly after their arrival.

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Soldiers digging earthworks prior to Brigade manoeuvres in the Jerusaleum area.

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001480

1940-04-17. QASTINA. TRAVELLING OR MOBILE WORKSHOP OF RECOVERY SECTION, 2/1ST ARMY FIELD WORKSHOP. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER.)

001480

001482

1940-04-17. JULIS, PALESTINE. AS IF TO ILLUSTRATE NORMAN LINDSAY'S CARTOON IN THE BULLETIN, HANNA BISHARAT WHO FOUGHT WITH BRITAIN IN LAST PALESTINE CAMPAIGN IS TALKING WITH AN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER.

001482

001487

1940-04-17. Gaza Port. Members of the 2/4th Battalion at the ancient port of Gaza. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

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001492

1940-04-17. QASTINA. 2/1ST FIELD WORKSHOPS, RECOVERY SECTION MEMBERS WO1 G. WYLIE AND SERGEANT R. BONE AT THE LATHE. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

001492

001495

1940-04-17. JERUSALEM, PALESTINE. MEMBERS OF THE 2/4TH BATTALION BAND AND ONE OF THE BLACK WATCH DISCUSS THE TRADITIONS BETWEEN DIGGERS AND SCOTTIES. FROM LEFT PRIVATE A. SMITH, PRIVATE R. ELLIS, PRIVATE G. OGILVY (BLACK WATCH) AND PRIVATE A. MACKAY. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

001495

001496

1940-04-12. JERUSALEM, PALESTINE. PRIVATE R. BUTLER 2/4TH BATTALION. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

001496

001498

1940-04-12. JERUSALEM, PALESTINE. PRIVATE P. MCMAHON 2/4TH BATTALION. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

001498

001499

1940-04-12. JERUSALEM, PALESTINE. PRIVATE W. J. SESEBERG, B COMPANY, 2/4TH BATTALION. (PHOTOGRAPHED BY D. PARER).

001499

001564

1940-04-25. GAZA VILLAGE, PALESTINE. LIEUTENANT ALAN STEWART, 2/1ST BATTALION, OF BONDI, NSW ON GUARD DUTY AT GAZA. PRIOR TO LEAVING ON ACTIVE SERVICE HE WAS ON DUTY WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL CORPS IN DARWIN. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

001564

001565

1940-04-25. JULIS, PALESTINE. PRIVATE S. HODDER OF SYDNEY, NSW, 2/4TH BATTALION STRETCHER BEARER DURING STAY IN TRENCHES.

001565

001566

Portrait of NX2246 Private Harold Woodman Wilson Vercoe, 2/2nd Battalion of Lismore, NSW. Later Acting Corporal, he was killed in action in Papua on 25 November 1942, aged 30.

001566

001567

JULIS, PALESTINE. 1940-04-25. 2/2ND BATTALION PRIVATE C. ELPHICK OF NSW LOOKS THROUGH THE SIGHT OF A BOYS ANTI-TANK RIFLE. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER)

001567

001572

1940-04-25. GAZA. 6TH DIVISION OFFICERS MESS. GENERAL SIR ARCHIBALD WAVELL, BRIGADIER ALLEN, AND GENERAL GIFFARD SEATED AT THE DINNER TABLE DURING A MEAL.

001572

001578

1940-04-25. GAZA RIDGE. 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL. CHIEF SISTER R. HANSCOMBE (AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE) AND NEAR HER SERGEANT T. WHEELAGHAN. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001581

1940-04-25. NEAR HEBRON - LST BATTERY OF 2/1ST FIELD REGIMENT MOVING ALONG A HILL ROAD.

001581

001585

1940-04-25. JULIS, PALESTINE. THE 2/4TH BATTALION REGIMENTAL AID POST FUNCTIONS DURING FIELD TACTICS, WITH STRETCHER BEARERS ACTIVE.

001585

001586

1940-04-25. JERUSALEM. AT SPORTS GROUND WE DISCOVERED A TREE OF WATTLE. PRIVATE D. BARCLAY AND PRIVATE W. KEATING OF 2/3RD BATTALION (SYDNEY). (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001588

1940-04-25. GAZA, PALESTINE. MEMBERS OF B COMPANY. 2/1ST BATTALION MARCH THROUGH AN AVENUE OF GUM TREES AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE GAZA WAR CEMETERY, TO ATTEND THE DAWN SERVICE ON ANZAC DAY. LEADING THE MARCH IS CAPTAIN HODGES. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

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001590

1940-04-25. GAZA BEACH. SOME OF THE SISTERS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, FROM 2/1ST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL, RELAX AND ENJOY THEMSELVES RIDING DONKEYS ALONG THE BEACH.

001590

001591

1940-04-25. GAZA BEACH. SOME OF OUR NURSING SISTERS ENJOY THEMSELVES ON THE BEACH.

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Julis, Palestine. 1940. Portrait of Major C. N. Peters, Commanding Officer, 1st Battery, 2/1st Field Regiment.

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Julis, Palestine. 1940. Portrait of Captain J. C. Hardie, Adjutant, 2/4th Battalion. Tent lines are in the background.

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Julis, Palestine. 1940. A portrait taken in the field of Lieutenant Colonel P. A. Parsons, Commanding Officer, 2/4th Battalion.

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Julis, Palestine. 1940. Lieutenant Colonel P. A. Parsons (left) talks to his Adjutant, Captain J. C. Hardie, Commanding Officer, 2/4th Battalion.

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Palestine. 1940-04-16. Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Guy Moore, Chief Paymaster overseas base.

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Palestine. c.1940-04. Standing beside an aircraft at the Gaza aerodrome. Left to right: Brigadier A. S. Allen; Major General I. G. McKay, and Lieutenant General Sir G. Giffand.

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Captain Murphy and Corporal Ingham talk to the native handler of the horses at the Jerusalem horse show.

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001602/01

Ibdis. A view of the meeting place for a peace meeting to settle a dispute between rival Arab tribes.

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001602/02

Ibdis. An informal group portrait taken at a peace meeting of rival Arab tribes showing the court members appointed to preside over the conference. At the left are two Australian Army officers (wearing caps) who were observers at the event.

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Ibdis. Members of two rival Arab tribes assembled for a plenary stage of a peace meeting to resolve a dispute between the tribes.

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001602/05

Ibdis. One of the participants at the peace meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes being welcomed at the conference by Ali Khan son of Aga Khan.

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001602/06

Ibdis. An informal group portrait of the Judges at a peace meeting of rival Arab tribes. In the centre sits Aref Bezel Arel - a well known law maker.

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001602/08

Ibdis. Informal portrait of two of the onlookers who were present at the peace meeting of two rival Arab tribes.

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001602/09

Ibdis. Among the onlookers at a committee stage of the peace meeting of two rival Arab tribes was Captain C Walker of the 6th Division AIF Intelligence Unit (shown left) who attended as the official Australian representative.

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001602/10

Ibdis. Leaders of the two rival Arab tribes present at a peace meeting exchange a Kiss of Reconciliation to mark the successful conclusion of a dispute between them signalling that a celebratory feast can now proceed.

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Ibdis. A view of the court assembled at a peace meeting to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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Ibdis. Members of the Court assembled in conference at a Peace Meeting held to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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Ibdis. Coffee being provided for members of the Court assembled in conference at a Peace Meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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Ibdis. Coffee being provided for members of the Court assembled in conference at a Peace meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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001602/15

Ibdis. Members of the Court at the Peace meeting convened to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes. Seated at the table are Ali Khan, son of the Aga Khan (centre) and two Australian Army Officers who were there as observers. On the right is Captain C Walker of the 6th Division AIF...

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001602/18

Ibdis. The young boy's dream is the sight of food everywhere in preparation for the feast to follow the settlement of the dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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Ibdis. These boys are delighted to be able to enjoy some of the food left over after the feast which marked the settlement of the dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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Ibdis. An informal group portrait of the Judges at a peace meeting of rival Arab tribes. In the centre sits Aref Bezel Arel, a well known law maker.

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001602/22

Ibdis. Leaders of the two rival Arab tribes present at a Peace meeting exchange a Kiss of Reconciliation to mark the successful conclusion of a dispute between them signalling that a celebratory feast can now proceed.

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001603/03

Ibdis. One of the participants at the Peace Meeting convened to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes, selects some food at the feast which followed the successful conclusion of the dispute.

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001603/05

Ibdis. Servants distributing trays of food for the feast to mark the successful conclusion to a Peace Meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes. The feast was also an expression of welcome to Ali Khan, son of the Aga Khan.

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001603/08

Ibdis. A servant distributing trays of food for the feast to mark the successful conclusion to a Peace Meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes. The feast was also an expression of welcome to Ali Khan, son of the Aga Khan.

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001603/09

Ibdis. Servants distributing trays of food for the feast to mark the successful conclusion to a Peace Meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes. The feast was also an expression of welcome to Ali Khan, son of the Aga Khan.

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Ibdis. Members of two rival Arab tribes who were onlookers at the Peace Meeting convened to resolve a dispute between the tribes.

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001603/12

Ibdis. At the Peace Meeting to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes, Ali Khan son of the Aga Khan (in the chair on the left) confers with an Australian Army Officer who was an observer at the meeting.

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001603/18

Ibdis. Two senior members of one of the two rival Arab tribes who participated in the Peace Meeting convened to resolve a dispute between the tribes.

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001603/20

Ibdis. An Australian Army Officer partaking of a feast held to mark the successful conclusion to a Peace Meeting called to resolve a dispute between to rival Arab tribes which arose near one of the AIF training outposts in Palestine.

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001603/21

Ibdis. Two Australian Army Officers and two other ranks partaking of a feast held to mark the successful conclusion to a Peace Meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes which arose near one of the AIF training outposts in Palestine.

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001603/24

Ibdis. A group of Australian Army Officers partaking of a feast held to mark the successful conclusion to a Peace Meeting called to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes which arose near one of the AIF training outposts in Palestine.

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001603/25

Ibdis. A member of one of the two rival Arab tribes (centre) listens intently to a discussion during the Peace Meeting convened to resolve a dispute between the tribes.

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Ibdis. A lively discussion in progress at the Peace Meeting convened to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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Ibdis. A lively discussion in progress at the Peace Meeting convened to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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Ibdis. A lively discussion in progress at the Peace Meeting convened to resolve a dispute between two rival Arab tribes.

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001791

1940-05-01. BEYROUTH, LEBANON. ETAT MAJOR, GENERAL WAYGAND, H.Q. ADJUTANT, AND CHIEF OF CABINET CAPTAIN GASSER IN A CAR.

001791

001792

1940-05-01. BEYROUTH, LEBANON. GENERAL WAYGAND'S HOME. COLONEL LA VILLION (ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF) (STANDING WITH PAPERS), GENERAL WAYGAND (WITH DASCHUND DOG), AND COMMANDER (?) PEPIN.

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001793

THE LEGION ON PARADE.

001793

001795

THE LEGION SWING BY WITH FINE GUSTO.

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001796

Selemiya, Lebanon? 1940-05-01. A crowd of Arabs and Lebanese, some of them on horseback, gathered to welcome Ali Khan son of the Aga Khan.

001796

001797

TCHERKESSE GUARDS OUTSIDE GEN. WEYGAND'S HOME.

001797

001798

SPAHI SENTRY OUTSIDE GEN. WEYGAND'S HOME.

001798

001799

SYRIA LEGIONAIRES MARCH ALONG ROAD.

001799

001801

FRENCH SAILORS.

001801

001805

BEIRUT FOOTBALL GROUND. FRENCH OFFICERS WITH TROOPS (AUST) BEFORE MATCH.

001805

001806

FRENCH SAILORS.

001806

001807

SPAHI FOR TUNIS.

001807

001808

ALGERIAN TROOPER.

001808

001809

SPAHI (TUNIS).

001809

001812

1940-05-01. BEIRUT, LEBANON. SPAHIS ATTEND TO SADDLES (? FOR FRENCH OFFICERS).

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001813

FOREIGN LEGION MARCH PAST.

001813

001814

LEGION MARCH PAST.

001814

001815

MEN OF THE SPAHI.

001815

001816

SENEGALESE OF THE COLONIAL ARMY.

001816

001817

AN UNIDENTIFIED ARMY BAND PLAYS WHILE MARCHING PAST A FOOTBALL GROUNDSTAND.

001817

001818/02

A French officer and soldiers of a French Sengalese Regiment participate light heartedly in the part singing of improvised narratives of the achievements of the French Foreigh Legion. They were taking part in the annual celebrations to mark the victory of the Legion at the Battle of Camerone in the...

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Spahis and Sengalese soldiers of the French Foreign Legion engaged in discussion with leading French Army Officers.

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001818/13

Sengalese soldiers of the French Foreign Legion enjoy a game of dominoes in their barracks.

001818/13

001861

LT. J.K. SMITH. AND BATTERY S.M. D MUIR IN THE EARLY SUN.

001861

001862

Portrait of Colonel Denham.

001862

001863

Portrait of Colonel Burston.004087

001863

001865

MR J. PAYNE - WELCOMES SOME AUSTRALIAN SISTERS ON LEAVE.

001865

001866

BIR ASLEY - NX145 LT (LATER MAJOR) DOUGLAS RANDOLPH RICKARD - 2/1 ARTILLERY. 2ND LT. H. D. PEAL 107TH (S.N.H.) REGIMENT. ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY.

001866

001867

EGYPTIAN MUSEUM - LADS AMAZED AT SIZE AND BEAUTY OF WORKS.

001867

001868

Maadi Cricket Ground. Members of the New Zealand and Australian units cricket teams enjoying half time tea.

001868

001873

NX214 CAPTAIN (LATER MAJOR) EDWARD ALFRED HEDBERG, 2/7 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL, AND IN CHARGE OF CRICKET TEAM, LOOKS AROUND. (SPHINX).

001873

001875

CAIRO - MARDI CRICKET GROUND, CORPORAL G BENIN, 2/2 NSW, AND PRIVATE E KAY, 19TH NEW ZEALAND, HAVE DRINK DURING MATCH.

001875

001878

PADRE HUME MOIR AND CAPT. E. A. HEDBERG ON TOP OF BIGGEST PYRAMID.

001878

001879

TROOPS READY TO DISEMBARK UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS.

001879

001881

1940-05-17. KANTARA - TWO INDIAN TROOPS SALUTE OUR BOAT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001881

001882

1940-05-17. CAIRO - EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, FOUR AUST. CRICKETERS. (ALL REECE) (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001882

001884

1940-05-16. CAIRO - WATERSIDE SCENE. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001884

001885

1940-05-16. KANTARA - AUSSIES DISEMBARK. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001885

001886

1940-05-16. KANTARA - AUSSIES DISEMBARK. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001886

001887

1940-05-16. CAIRO - ABBASSIA CRICKET GROUND - TPR. C. I. BURROUGHS, SGT. H. HARRIS. END OF INNINGS. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001887

001888

1940-05-16. KANTARA - AUST. BOARDS TRAIN TO GO TO CAMP. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001888

001889

1940-05-16. CAIRO - 3 BRITISH LADS CLIMB PYRAMID FROM 512 ARMY FIELD SURVEY COMPANY, ROYAL ENGINEERS (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001889

001890

CAIRO, MARDI CRICKET GROUND. NEW ZEALAND APPLAUD DURING MATCH.

001890

001891

1940-05-16. CAIRO - AUST. V N.Z. MARDI CRICKET GROUND. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001891

001892

1940-05-16. BIR ASLEY - GEN. E.T. MOORE 2/1 FLA. REGIMENT. DURING LULL IN PRACTICE SHOOT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001892

001893

1940-05-16. BIR ASLEY - 2/LT H.D. PEAL 107TH (S.N.H.) REGIMENT. ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY CO-OPERATING WITH 2/1ST FLD. REGIMENT. IN SHOOT. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001893

001894

1940-05-16. CAIRO - CRICKETERS VISIT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM MIRROR ABOVE TOMB WORKED IN GOLD. (NEGATIVE BY PARER).

001894

001897/03

Shortly after arrival in the Middle East, this soldier was able to record points of interest during a sight-seeing tour of Cairo.

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Shortly after arrival in the Middle East, a group of soldiers of the 6th Division were able to inspect exhibits in a museum during a sight-seeing tour of Cairo.

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Shortly after arrival in the Middle East, this soldier was able to record points of interest during a sight-seeing tour of Cairo.

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Four Australian soldiers get a close look at exhibits in a Cairo Museum during a sight seeing tour of the city.

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A statue on an exterior wall of a museum visited by a group of soldiers of the 6th Division during a sight-seeing tour of Cairo.

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Two members of the 2/1st Australian Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, (in slouch hats) discuss sighting details for their guns with two members of 107th (SNH) Royal Horse Artillery prior to a cooperation artillery shoot of the two units at the Bir Asley Artillery Range.

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RAN RATING REPEATING INSTRUCTIONS TO GUN CREWS ABOARD HMAS CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.).

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1939-10-19. COMMANDER PATTERSON RAN, OF HMAS CANBERRA, TALKING TO ONE OF HIS OFFICERS DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.).

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A RAN RATING OF HMAS CANBERRA GUN SIGHTING DURING TRAINING AT SEA.

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HAPPY SAILORS ABOARD HMAS CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (Negative by Damien Parer)

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A RAN RATING ABOARD HMAS CANBERRA ON THE LOOKOUT DURING TRAINING AT SEA.

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A RAN CREW MEMBER OF HMAS ADELAIDE SCREWING IN A TAMPION ON ONE OF THE VESSELS 6 INCH GUNS DURING TRAINING EXERCISES AT SEA. (NEGATIVE BY DAMIEN PARER).

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TWO RAN RATINGS OF HMAS CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA.

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HAULING DOWN A FLAG SIGNAL ABOARD HMAS CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.).

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1939-10-19. A RAN RATING OF HMAS CANBERRA SENDING A MESSAGE BY FLAG DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.).

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RAN RATINGS ABOARD HMAS CANBERRA CLEANING A GUN DURING TRAINING AT SEA.

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VIEW OF THE BRIDGE OF HMAS CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (Negative by Damien Parer)

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RAN RATINGS AT WORK ON THE DECK OF HMAS CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (Negative by Damien Parer)

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COMING ON BOARD HMAS ADELAIDE. NAVY. TRAINING AT SEA.

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SEAPLANE LEAVING CATAPULT ABOARD H.M.A.S. CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA.

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Members of the crew of the cruiser HMAS Canberra engaged in live firing practice with 0.50 inch (12.7mm) calibre machine guns used in a close range anti aircraft role.

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Members of the crew of the cruiser HMAS Canberra engaged in live firing practice with 0.50 inch (12.7mm) four barrel machine guns used in a close range anti aircraft role.

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Members of the crew of the cruiser HMAS Canberra engaged in live firing practice with a 0.50 inch (12.7mm) machine gun under the supervision of a gunnery officer.

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The interior of an Avro Anson aircraft from the navigator's position looking to nose with a back view of the pilot (left) and observer (right) in the cockpit.

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1939-10. MELBOURNE - GIRLS OF MCPHERSON GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL KNITTING FOR RED CROSS. RED CROSS. IN AUSTRALIA.

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1939-10. MELBOURNE - STUDENTS OF MCPHERSON HIGH SCHOOL KNITTING FOR RED CROSS. RED CROSS. IN AUSTRALIA.

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HMAS AUSTRALIA SEEN FROM THE DECK OF HMAS CANBERRA DURING TRAINING AT SEA. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.)

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1939-12. AT SEA, HMAS CANBERRA - BLAST FROM 8" GUNS.

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OFF SYDNEY, NSW. 1939-10-20. PORT BOW VIEW OF THE HEAVY CRUISER HMAS AUSTRALIA (II) AS SHE APPEARED AFTER HER 1938-1939 REFIT. THE SHIP HAS HAD HER BRIDGEWORK EXTENDED. THE FOUR SINGLE 4 INCH MK V AA GUNS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY EIGHT TWIN 4 INCH MK XVI WEAPONS ON MK XIX MOUNTINGS. THE OLD 4 INCH...

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1939-11-02. SHOWGROUND MELBOURNE - A.I.F. SQUAD DRILL WITH RIFLES - EARLY TRAINING. ARMY. TRAINING IN AUST. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.).

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1939-11-02. SHOWGROUNDS MELBOURNE - RIFLE DRILL. EARLY TRAINING OF A.I.F. ARMY. TRAINING IN AUST. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.).

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1939-11-02. SHOWGROUNDS MELBOURNE - "FIX BAYONETS" - EARLY TRAINING OF A.I.F. ARMY. TRAINING IN AUSTRALIA.

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1939-11-02. SHOWGROUNDS MELBOURNE - EARLY TRAINING OF A.I.F. RECRUITS - RIFLE DRILL. ARMY. (Photographed by Damien Parer)

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1939-11-02. SHOWGROUNDS MELBOURNE - NEW RECRUITS OF 6TH DIVISION ENTRAINING AT SHOWGROUNDS FOR PUCKAPUNYAL. ARMY. TRAINING IN AUST. (NEGATIVE BY D.P.).

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Air Commodore S. J. Goble CBE DSO DSC, addressing members of No. 10 Squadron RAAF, lined up on deck aboard the transport troopship RMS Orontes, about to leave for service overseas. Left to right: 3930 Aircraftman 1 (AC1) J. R. Pinkerton, Metal Rigger; 3248 AC1 R. H. Gardiner, Metal Rigger; unknown;...

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Melbourne, Vic. 1939-11. No. 10 Squadron RAAF members waiting on the wharf to embark on the transport troopship RMS Orontes. Left to right: 4724 Aircraftman 1 (AC1) L. J. Billings, Aircrafthand; 2574 Corporal S. Atkinson, Instrument Maker; unknown (back to fence); 2154 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) E....

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Melbourne, Vic. 1939-11. Members of No. 10 Squadron RAAF, on the deck of the transport troopship RMS Orontes. Identified are: Corrigan; Thompson; Gaston; Keene (left, background, side view of face); Kendall; Chambers; Castleton; E. Huggins; Fotheringham (commonly known as Fother); Bond, and...

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Melbourne, Vic. 1939-11. Flying Officer D. A. Cameron salutes Air Vice Marshal Goble as he prepares to carry out an inspection of members of No. 10 Squadron RAAF, on board the transport troopship RMS Orontes. Identified are: Front row: Henzell; Chalmers; Booth; Petherick; Thomas; McIver; Botham;...

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Melbourne, Vic. 1939-11. Members of No. 10 Squadron RAAF on board the transport troopship RMS Orontes after embarking. Identified: Meredith; unknown; unknown; Granger; and Dunlop.

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Melbourne, Vic. 1939-11. Members of No. 10 Squadron RAAF, waiting for inspection after embarking on the transport troopship RMS Orontes. Identified: Roberts; N. J. McLeod; Dunlop; Norton; 3917 Aircraftman 1 (AC1) F. E. Francis, Metal Rigger; Deste; 3930 AC1 1 J. R. Pinkerton, Metal Rigger; 3248 AC1...

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Melbourne, Vic. 1939-11-21. Members of No. 10 Squadron RAAF leaning on the rails of the transport troopship RMS Orontes after embarkation. Left to right: Top deck: 2308 Sergeant (Sgt) S. I. Oliver, clerk general; 1922 Co