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Title

Robert Klippel and fellow naval officers with naval artillery

1944


Creator
Unknown

Australia

From the

About

In 1938 Robert Klippel joined the Armed Forces Reserves. When war broke out the following year he was called up to the Navy. After initial training he was drafted onto the minesweeper HMAS Bombo, based at Storm Bay Hobart. Later Klippel was attached to the DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships) and drafted onto a Norwegian tanker which ran between Australia and the Middle East. This photograph may have been taken during that time. Klippel is pictured third from the right.


Details


Date

1944


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

15.5 x 20.8 cm image; 16.0 x 21.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. corner, verso, ink "Robert Klippel/1944".


Credit

Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC409.1.80