Photos Of Australian Army During WWII


Two Australian soldiers cool off in a stream after a patrol in the Wonginara area of New Guinea (in the Torricelli mountains inland from Dagua). Signalman H Hobson pours a hatful of water over Private L Thwaites of 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion. While the Americans were liberating the Philippines, the Australians faced thousands of Japanese holding out in New Guinea, the Solomons and New Britain.