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Gough Whitlam with Lieutenant White and Major Rowe in Hoa Long village, Vietnam, August 1966.

Gough Whitlam with Lieutenant White and Major Rowe in Hoa Long village, Vietnam, August 1966.


NAA: M155, B8

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SM Bruce, 1960