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.............
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
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.
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.
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