Fascinating military photo of planning for the Australian paratrooper mission into the Markham River area in New Guinea during the Second World War. The Australians were supported by American paratroopers of the 503rd Parachute Regiment in September 1943.
On the back:
“Lt Maker (right)
Seargent Angus (left)
At work on model of Markham River, New Guinea
for area briefing paratroopers
for parachute landing”
What is also fabulous is that a shopping list has also been written on it too…
Including: apples, lettuce, preserved fruit, camera, dripping, 1lb salt, apron, vegetables (no potatoes), carrots, parsnips, cauliflowers, dried peas, bacon, belgium crumpets (?), savs (?), and sausages.
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