Australian troops landing on Balikpapan, south east Borneo, April 1945
Photograph, World War Two, Far East (1941-1945), 1945.
The Allies landed on Borneo in a series of amphibious assaults between April and July 1945. These aimed to secure its oil and establish the island as a launch pad for the liberation of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia).
From a collection of 650 photographs compiled by the Commando Association.
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