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For sale: One of the 25 Australian "Mati...
Matildas began arriving in Australia from the United Kingdom during March and April 1942, and continued to be delivered until the second half of 1943. In all, 409 Matildas were delivered to Australia. The Australian forces modified many of Matilda II for other purposes, like the flamethrowers named "Matilda Frog". In total, 25 Australians Matilda II tanks were converted to flame tanks in late 1944. They served in the Australian 4th Armoured Brigade, in the South West Pacific Area. The "Matil...
Australian tanks move towards the last J...
A Matilda tank of 'B' Squadron, 2/4th Australian Armored Regiment, with tank-borne infantry of the 3rd Australian Infantry Division, moving along the Buin Road, south of the Hongorai River during mopping-up operations on Bougainville Island, in eastern Papua New Guinea. The thickly-jungled terrain of Bougainville Island was the locale for some of the fiercest combat in the latter months of the war in the Pacific. The Japanese 17th Army was trapped and cut off from reinforcements and re-supply.