Peter Dixon - The Induna Star

Running time
1 min 32 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We were up in Kavieng and improved the conditions a bit so as we could live in it but we had no knowledge of the islands so we sent, on some of the major islands, a handful of people but they got out is about all I can say.

The New Ireland people, they had this Induna Star and they got the stupid damn thing, but they were caught getting out, about 40 or 50 of them. I wasn't there. They should have shot with all their ammunition, firing power they had but they didn't, and they were hit by the aircraft and forced into Rabaul, prisoners of war. That was the end of No. 1 Company. No. 1 Field Company.

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