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Of Combat Cats and Owens

Happy National Kitten Day, July 10. 

Smiling Owen gun-equipped Signalman H.G. Gladstone, B Company, 2/5th Australian Infantry Battalion, with his Combat Cat “Tiger,” in Ulupu, during the New Guinea Campaign. 10 July 1945. 

“He found the kitten in a deserted village at Malba and it is content to ride on his shoulder.” Via the Australian War Memorial https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C21530