TLF ID R9198
This colour photograph taken in May 1942 shows a US army officer posing at the entrance of an underground air-raid shelter in Brisbane. The photo was taken in the grounds of Somerville House, an exclusive girls' boarding school requisitioned by the US forces in the Second World War as one of their headquarters in Brisbane. The officer, Lieutenant Mark T Muller, wears a metal helmet and peers into the sky in what seems to be a publicity pose. The shelter appears to be made of timber boarding and has earth piled on top of it.