WW2 TOMBSTONES OF AN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER
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I WISH TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE AMAZING AUSTRALIANS THAT ENLISTED TO DEFEND AUSTRALIA IN WW 2 BUT I CAN NOT DO SO WITHOUT SPEAKING THE TRUTH.....I DO NOT WISH TO OFFEND ANYONE BUT IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO MY FELLOW AUSTRALIANS IF I WAS NOT HONEST....I AM ANGERED AND UPSET BY THE UNPROVOKED BRUTALITIES THEY ENDURED DURING THE COURSE OF THE WAR........I NOW HAVE EVEN MORE ADDED RESPECT FOR THESE FOUNDATION WHITE AND BLACK AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE PLUS THEIR ALLIES.............
Harry Cobby was an Australian pilot in World War He was the Australian Flying Corp’s top “fighter ace” with 29 victories in less than a year of active service

fuckyeahhistorycrushes: “ Harry Cobby was an Australian pilot in World War He was the Australian Flying Corp’s top “fighter ace” with 29 victories in less than a year of active service.

Australian Soldiers on the Kokoda Track 1943

In Papua, Japanese troops are punching south on the Kokoda Track, forcing Australian defenders back in constant brutal jungle skirmishes.

Three members of the Australian Army who were awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the Pacific Theatre and who were in Australia's Victory Contingent to Britain after the war. From the left they are Privates Frank John Partridge, Richard Kelliher and Sergeant Reginald Rattey. 044652 | Australian War Memorial

Three members of the Australian Army who were awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the Pacific Theatre and who were in Australia's Victory Contingent to Britain after the war.

During fighting against the Vichy French in Syria, Australian James Gordon won the Victoria Cross for an attack on a French machine gun post.

During fighting against the Vichy French in Syria, Australian James Gordon won the Victoria Cross for an attack on a French machine gun post. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

TOBRUK, LIBYA, 1953. GROUP PORTRAIT OF FIVE VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS, MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CORONATION CONTINGENT IN FRONT OF CORPORAL JACK EDMONDSON'S GRAVE IN THE TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY. THEY ARE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: PRIVATE (PTE) FRANK JOHN PARTRIDGE, PTE E. KENNA, SERGEANT (SGT) J.D. HINTON (N.Z.). PTE R. KELLIHER, SGT. R. R. RATTEY. (LENT BY R. R. RATTEY). 044647 | Australian War Memorial

TOBRUK, LIBYA, 1953. GROUP PORTRAIT OF FIVE VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS, MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CORONATION CONTINGENT IN FRONT OF CORPORAL JACK EDMONDSON'S GRAVE IN THE TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY. THEY ARE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: PRIVATE (PTE) FRANK JOHN PARTRIDGE, PTE E. KENNA, SERGEANT (SGT) J.D. HINTON (N.Z.). PTE R. KELLIHER, SGT. R. R. RATTEY. (LENT BY R. R. RATTEY). 044647 | Australian War Memorial

If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating

An excuse to upload a video =P It's a combination of the words to the song, and a few pictures that I thought could relate to the words - in some way or anot.

Corporal Leslie "Bull" Allen carrying an American casualty down the slopes of Mt Tambu 30th July 1943.....During the American Assult against the Japanese on the mountain 50 American soldiers were injured. ... Bull who was not suppose to be involved but witnessing the casualties involved himself... Facing snipers, machine gun and mortar fire carried service men one at a time down the rough terrain of Mt Tambu....  Allen saved between 12 and 18 men that day.

Corporal Leslie "Bull" Allen carrying an American casualty down the slopes of Mt Tambu 30th July 1943.....During the American Assult against the Japanese on the mountain 50 American soldiers were injured. ... Bull who was not suppose to be involved but witnessing the casualties involved himself... Facing snipers, machine gun and mortar fire carried service men one at a time down the rough terrain of Mt Tambu.... Allen saved between 12 and 18 men that day.

Three members of the Australian Army who were awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the Pacific Theatre. From the left they are Sergeant Reginald Rattey, Privates Frank John Partridge and Richard Kelliher. (Donor R. Rattey) 044653 | Australian War Memorial

Three members of the Australian Army who were awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the Pacific Theatre. From the left they are Sergeant Reginald Rattey, Privates Frank John Partridge and Richard Kelliher.

Drawing by Ivor Hele  of Big John Reay holding a Bren like sub machine gun during the Wewak Campaign

Drawing by Ivor Hele of Big John Reay holding a Bren like sub machine gun during the Wewak Campaign

Two Australian soldiers cool off in a stream after a patrol in the Wonginara…

Two Australian soldiers cool off in a stream after a patrol in the Wonginara area of New Guinea. Hobson pours a hatful of water over Pvt. Thwaites of Australian Infantry Battalion during the New Guinea Campaign to oust the.

Another of Ivor Hele's drawings

Australian war artist Ivor Hele Art Friday: War They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Australian troops with one of the wonderful and brave war dogs "Sandy"  Military Scout  trained by the US Dog Detachment for the Australian Army   Pictured in the Faria Valley  New Guinea

Faria Valley, New Guinea, during WWII---Aussie soldiers making a fuss of Sandy, a military scout dog trained by the United States Dog Detachment for the Australian Army [public domain, Australian War Memorial] The Corps was created on 13 March

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