TLF ID R8613
This black-and-white photograph shows schoolchildren digging air-raid trenches in the grounds of Ascot State School in Brisbane, Queensland, on 24 January 1942. Working in the slit trenches, knee deep or deeper, the male students use picks and shovels to dig and remove the earth. A man digging with them on the right is possibly their teacher. Wooden school buildings can be seen in the background. The trenches are being dug next to the grassed flat school oval away from any habitation. Onlookers in the background watch the work.