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TOPICAL TREND IN BRITISH TOYS - ANTI-TANK GUNNERS - NAVAL CEREMONY IN NETHERLANDS INDIES.

i di io«, industiy lia;, thrived Iii

Britain since the blockade put I

a .«-top to German exporti.j |

These dolls, representing ' members of British women!.«?

auxiliary services, indicatp rhildrcn's preferences for

Christmas.

Nurses at a Manchester hospital wearing special suits for air raid ! duties. The head pads are for protection against concussion during

explosions. The nurses will guide young children to shelters.

Men of the 3rd Anti-tank Regiment, A.I.F., stripped to the waist as they loa ,

an 18-pounder gun during training in warm weather at Ingleburn camp I

Nurses inspecting a field ambulance which was presented to Eastern Command Signal Units at the Showground

yesterday by thfe New South Wales Boot and Shoe Manufacturers and Allied Trades.

^ice-Admiral G. E. L. Helfrich, Commander-in-Chief of the Netherlands Indies Navy, greeting guests at a ceremony it the Sourabaya naval base, at which midshipmen were -dmittcd to the Navy. The Dutch Naval College in Holland

wa? destroyed bv thf Nazis

The bow of the 1 7,000-ton freighter Mormacsun, shown in a spotlight, before the vessel was launched at Oakland, California, on the night of August 28. This is reported to be the first night launching in the United States since the shipbuilding boQ.m of the Great War. The eyes painted

on the bow are a shipyard joke.

I The first Australian-made pack "trans-

ceiver" radio telephone set, which was received in the Eastern Command Signals School at the Showground yesterday. It weighs 151b and has its own expanding aerial. The range is useful and the device may be carried and operated by one man. It is carried here by Signalman

J. B. Read.

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