Photographer's Note

ENGLISH: Thank God for the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels! This was the name given to some very brave men of New Guinea by Australian troops fighting in World War II. 25th April is Anzac Day, a commemoration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The contribution of the people of New Guinea to those of Australia is immeasurable and cannot ever be forgotten. As at 2007, there were only 3 Angels still alive.

A World War II Digger wrote of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels:

They carried stretchers over seemingly impassable barriers, with the patient reasonably comfortable. The care they give to the patient is magnificent. If night finds the stretcher still on the track, they will find a level spot and build a shelter over the patient. They will make him as comfortable as possible fetch him water and feed him if food is available, regardless of their own needs. They sleep four each side of the stretcher and if the patient moves or requires any attention during the night, this is given instantly. These were the deeds of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels for us!

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