Australian Soldiers Meet Civilians on Labuan (Malaysia); WWII; June 1945

"Australian soldiers and local civilians on Labuan Island, Borneo. The soldier on the right is armed with a US M1 Carbine, which was not normally issued to Australian soldiers."

The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Taken on 1945-06-16
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