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By 1918 The A.I.F. was recognized as a well organized, well led, formidable fighting force.
Typical of an Australian platoon machine-gunner on the Western Front, Roy carries his Lewis .303 calibre machine-gun, Webley & Scott .45 calibre revolver and wears pattern 08 'pistol rig' equipment in 'battle order'. He also wears a Brody steel helmet and carries his 'small box respirator' gas mask slung around his neck in the 'ready' position.
Naked Army’s early WW2 portrayal shows an infantryman during the dawn attack on established Italian perimeter defences at Bardia, Libya, 3 January 1941.
Rugged up against the bitter cold in a greatcoat, leather jerkin and home-made balaclava, he carries the venerable Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) rifle & 18-inch bayonet and is portrayed during the opening stages of Australia’s first full engagement against enemy troops in the Second World War.