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Hammocks in Headquarters Area

Hammocks in Headquarters Area
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Title: Hammocks in Headquarters Area
Description: Hammocks with rain tarps in the tree-shaded Headquarters area of the military camp at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Tents and jeeps are parked in mud. Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time: "Not much like training camps at home is this task force headquarters area at Saidor occupied by 32nd Division soldiers who seized beachhead Jan. 2. Hammocks keep men dry and out of mud. Falling trees are dangerous."

Image ID: 100134
January 18, 1944 
Doyle, Robert
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
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: Forests and forestry
Armed Forces
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Military camps
Headquarters, Military

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