An Italian garrison surrendering to their Australian conquerors, 17 May 1941.
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'From the shelter of their dugouts in and on the outskirts of Jarabub, the Italian garrison hastened to surrender to their Australian conquerors when it became obvious that organised resistance was no longer possible. With hands raised above their heads this group is moving forward to give themselves up to a solitary Australian who stands with bayonet fixed and rifle at the ready. Some of them wear overcoats, for the desert nights are often as cold as the days are hot.'