A Wartime Christmas Celebration

Christmas aboard Australia’s HMAS Benalla in 1944. Father Christmas is played by twenty-four year old telegraphist John Barry of Port Melbourne.

The ship was present at the Japanese surrender of Timor in 1945.

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