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Private Jeff Dennis of 5RAR When You Can't Dig Down

Jeff Dennis of 5RAR second tour, standing behind his combined weapon pit and sleeping accommodation. The 5RAR Diggers and Australian infantrymen in general, when manning the defensive perimeter of a fire support base always dug weapon pits to be manned in the event of an attack. In this photograph it was a very short stay and there was no time to dig so the soldiers utilised galvanised iron culverts with heavy sand bagging to do the job. Jeff's 'mozzy net' can be seen in the left culvert and his 'tin hat' sitting on sand bags. These were carried if there was a likely hood of a VC mortar attack.




 

 

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