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Captain D Michelson with a turtle named “Tim”, the mascot of the 2/2nd Battalion (Australian, WWII). Date Taken: 28 March 1940 in Palestine, Julis. ID Number: 001117, Australian War Memorial

Members of the 2/48th Battalion, 9th Australian Division, with a pet dog, after evacuation from Tobruk (North Africa) on the ship Kingston in 1941.

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A British soldier with an Bren machine gun covers his mate who is digging a foxhole. El Alamein, North Africa.

Soldiers wearing gas masks while peeling onions at Tobruk, 15 October 1941.

Italian AB 41 Armed with a 20mm cannon, one forward and one rearward firing machine guns, used mostly in Africa it was also employed in the Balkans were special railroad wheels could be fitted.