AWM 007173

A row of male soldiers crouching behind wooden pillars and taking aim with their rifles.

Australian infantry on training exercises in May 1941. They seem to be practising an ambush, which was precisely the tactic that brought the AIF relative success in the campaign of January 1942. Characteristically, they are wearing ammunition pouches of an older pattern than that used by Australians in the Middle East. AWM 007173

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