Private W J Brown, 2nd Lieutenant C W Taylor and Corporal A J Spence, Crete, 20 May 1941
Reference Number: PAColl-6677-4
Private W J Brown (standing, left), Corporal A J Spence (lying in foreground) and 2nd Lieutenant C W Taylor (leaning against olive tree), photographed with a captured camera on 20 May 1941, the first day of the battle of Crete, by Tom Foley. The box in the fork of the tree holds the party's supplies. The men are from Signals Platoon, Headquarters Company, 19th (Wellington) Battalion, 2NZEF.
Foley, Thomas :Photographs of the Battle of Crete, Reference Number PAColl-6677 (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Gelatin silver print 5.8 x 8.5 cm. Single photograph
Historical Notes: Jeff Spence had received an aircraft cannon shell in the right leg, blowing the quad muscle out of the leg. Tom Foley pushed the muscle, which was severed at the top, back into position and heavily bandaged it, using his emergency supply of three bandages. The leg was saved. Buck Taylor received a shrapnel wound in the hand.
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