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New Zealand soldiers and guns, Vella Lavella Island, [1943]

Reference Number: WH-0198B-F

Vella Lavella Island. Soldiers of 3 New Zealand Division's 53 Anti-tank Regiment, resting after hauling their heavy guns through the mud of the jungle. Two guns can be seen with mud up to the axils. Photographed by an unknown photographer some time between 21 September and 9 October 1943.

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Part of:
World War 1939-1945 official negatives - WH Series, Reference Number PAColl-4161-10 (83 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Cellulosic film negative 10 x 12 cm. Single negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - left of image: I 875 Troops of 3 (NZ) Division in Vella Lavella. Gunners resting after hauling their heavy guns through the mud slush of the jungle. Official war photograph).

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