december memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

26th December, 1951 : Australian troops in Korea got a visit yesterday from the Minister for the Army, Josiah Francis, and were distributed parcels bringing a touch of Christmas cheer to this bleak war zone. The men tucked into turkey and cranberry sauce, vegetables and real Australian beer. Francis, in combat dress, waded through mud and snow to meet the troops and tell them how proud of them is their Prime Minister, Bob Menzies.

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