Saturday, December 26, 2015

Oz at War

World War II photos from Australia.

A female from the crowd, carried away with excitement, kisses a member of the 9th Australian Division during the unit march through the city streets, 31 March 1943
 A section of the crowd in Martin Place, Sydney during 
the Victory Pacific celebrations, 15 August 1945
Air raid practice, Melbourne, 1942
Christmas on HMAS Benalla, 1944
 Craftsman A R Bennett, motor trimmer of the 110th Brigade 
Workshop, Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, using 
a heavy duty "Singer" sewing machine to stitch canvas bags, May 1944
 During celebrations in the city for VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, 
an enthusiastic digger is at the front of the crowd lining 
Swanston Street, waving flags amid streamers, 15 August 1945
 Labuan, North Borneo. Peace at last - airmen of First Tactical Air Force RAAF 
celebrate the end of the Pacific War with a campfire singsong. 11 August 1945
Members of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) give "eyes right" as they pass the saluting base during the Service Womens march through the city, 28 Sept 1942
Private Albert George Denovan, of Sydney NSW, 2/3 Pioneer Battalion, a former prisoner of war (POW) is reunited with relatives at the showground, 19 November 1944
 Six women sit around an aircraft tank sewing on the final cover by hand. 
They were involved in the manufacture of Beaufort and Beaufighter aircraft, 1944
Wewak Point, New Guinea. Some members of no. 8 platoon, A company, 2/8 infantry battalion, reading victory news and viewing the celebration pictures from home, 29 August 1945

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