The 6th and 7th of October were spent at the Australian War Memorial.  If the history of WWI and WWII are of interest, two days at the museum are necessary.  Photos of the displays are OK for jogging the memory but are a bit boring for a blog.  I have included a couple just to satisfy the chronology of the blog in the first instance, and secondly, as an interesting bit of trivia the 2 inch canon that was used in the Pacific Islands successfully against Japanese tanks (they were able to be maneuvered amidst the dense jungle).  This particular canon was built at General Motors – Holden at Woodville in South Australia.  My father worked there for the whole of his working life and, in particular, during WWII.  I completed my Fitting and Turning apprenticeship there in the early ’60s.

Simpson and his donkey - Google it if you don't know the story.

Simpson and his donkey – Google it if you don’t know the story.

The 2 inch canon built at GMH Woodville.

The 2 inch canon built at GMH Woodville.

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