In 1962 the Australian government, led by Sir Robert Menzies, sent a group of 30 military advisers to Vietnam. The decision to become involved in a conflct in Vietnam began one of the most controversial eras in Australias history.
Confederate Pvt. Simeon J. Crews of Company F, 7th Texas Cavalry Regiment, poses with his cut down saber and a revolver. After the news of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender, his unit disbanded on May 27, 1865, at Wild Cat Bluff in Texas. Rebels disgruntled by losing the war are believed to have joined John Rapp and notorious gunman Ben Thompson in raiding the treasury in Austin that June. – Courtesy Library of Congress –
Bastogne Belgium-Weary infantrymen of the 110th Regt. 28th Div. US 1st Army following the German breakthrough in that area. The enemy overran their battalion. (L-R) Pvt. Adam H. Davis and T/S Milford A. Sillars. Dec. 19 1944