Posted on the Australian War Memorial social media pages, we see an amazing photo of personnel of the multinational Peace Monitoring Group reading Phantom comics whilst taking a break.
The photo was taken on the 2nd of May, 2000 in Kopei, central Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The description of the photo as posted by the Australian War Memorial reads:
Private (Pte) Kent Strout (left), Australian Army and Sergeant (Sgt) Dean Kahu, New Zealand Army, reading Phantom comics during their midday rest whilst on patrol in Kopei, central Bougainville. Both were members of the multinational Peace Monitoring Group (PMG).
This photograph was captured by F2809636 Lance Corporal Poppy Wenham, 142 Signal Squadron, Royal Australian Corps of Signals, 2 May 2000.
Accession number: P03518.023 Photographer: Poppy Wenham
It’s interesting to see the widespread impact Phantom comics have around the world, across such a large spectrum of readers with diverse backgrounds and careers.
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