War Christmas in 1942

This is Christmas Day in Papua New Guinea in 1942. Injured Australian soldier George C. “Dick” Whittington is helped to a hospital by Raphael Oimbari. These native men were named the “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels” by the Australian soldiers for the help they provided them in the Second World War.

Sadly, the injured soldier died a few weeks after this picture was taken.

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