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The history of the Australian Army Service and Naval Service is well documented and many Australians are grateful that a well deserved history has been written. However this does not tell the full story of how many Australians died in WW2 and whether they served or not. The following three images illustrate the extent of the injuries suffered by men, sailors and marines during this period:
On January 2, 1944, the day after the sinking of the French cruiser Cunard, the Australian soldier who had previously been awarded the Victoria Cross for valor is shown 우리카지노suffering a severe head injury while carrying ammunition for a gun. He falls unconscious after being fired upon while returning to his ship. He dies immediately afterwards. The photo below, taken during the Battle of the Falklands, shows an Australian man seriously injured by shrapnel while carrying ammunition for the Mauser, a British tank gun. This man, who was the highest decorated Australian soldier, has a permanent mark on his head which cannot be removed by any medical procedure. He was severely wounded by shrapnel from a shell which struck his head after it was fired. He died of his wounds before his wounds could be treated at a local hospital.
On January 11, 1944, the following photo is taken from the War Records and is dated December 19, 1943. While most Australians in attendance that day received medals, two of them received a Military Medal, which is awarded to “all gallant gallant and exceptional services in the service of Australia”. That individual received an award of 2 and 1/2 times the military medal’s value. He and the second man remain unidentified even today. Both suffered serious head injuries from shrapnel at the hands of German soldiers during the action during which the Australian soldiers were engaged. Both suffered severe injuries after the Germans withdrew and died while holding on to their injured hands. In this example the men’s wounds are treated at Sydney General Hospital as injuries b바카라사이트y the artillery. Both are described as having “suffering from a broken nose and a ruptured diaphragm, which may be life threatening.”