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Mountain Swimming Hole in the South Pacific

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DESCRIPTION

Robert Doyle's caption for Image ID: 99742 says it best, "The ol' swimmin' hole, South Pacific style. Every afternoon it is filled with shouting soldiers in their birthday suits, seeking relief from the sweltering heat, swimming in the cold, crystal clear water or lounging on the huge rocks. The natural pool, formed by a cascading mountain stream, is 12 feet deep." In another caption he says, "One compensation for the tropical heat, dust, mud and insects is this mountain pool discovered by our soldiers." The soldiers uniforms can be seen drying on the rocks. The swimming hole is located on Goodenough Island, in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 101241

Creation Date: 1943-10-24 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 11, neg 1108

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

See also Image ID: 99742.

Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.

SUBJECTS

Armed Forces

Botany

Foliage

Land

Landforms

Men

Military art and science

Military bases

Military camps

Military uniforms

Nudity

Outdoor photography

Persons

Ponds

Recreation

Relaxation

Soldiers

Streams

Swimming

Trees

Water

World War, 1939-1945

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