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In from the Cold

Part 3

From generals to lieutenants

Command in the war

Senior Australian army officers in Korea, c. April 1953

Senior Australian army officers in Korea, c. April 1953.

From left to right: Lieutenant Colonel Arthur MacDonald, CO 3RAR; Lieutenant General Henry Wells, Commander-in-Chief British Commonwealth Forces, Korea; Brigadier John Wilton, commander 28th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade; Lieutenant General Sir Sydney Rowell, Chief of the General Staff; and Lieutenant Colonel George Larkin, CO 2RAR. The experiences of Australia’s senior commanders in Korea shaped the Australian Army for a generation after the war.

Source: AWM HOBJ4338.

The dogged defence by Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders at Kapyong

The dogged defence by Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders at Kapyong was instrumental in blunting the Chinese drive on Seoul, and helped to save the city from falling into communist hands again.

Source: AWM 147844.


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