This collection of photographs, slides and negatives was taken by Norman Pierson (207815) in 1951 to 1952 during his time in Korea with 163 Battalion New Zealand Artillery, E Troop. Norman Pierson was the Gun Sergeant in charge of the No. 3 Gun. There are battlefield photos, but also games of cards, shows, haircuts and trips to Japan. It’s a fascinating glimpse into a less well-known war. As Norman said:
I left New Zealand with the first unit to go to Korea in December 1950 and turned 24 when on my way. In early 1951 one of our officers bought me back a camera from Japan and I recorded the life I was leading for Mum.
Here’s a selection:
Three sisters, Korea concert, Norman Oswald Pierson. 1951-1952. CCL-Pierson-CCL-PH-0004
Lunch while in the field, Norman Oswald Pierson. 1951-1952. CCL-Pierson-CCL-PH-0011
Getting my short back and sides. Norman Oswald Pierson. 1951-1952. CCL-Pierson-CCL-PH-0016
Kim at the concert with 303 rifle. Norman Oswald Pierson. 1951-1952. CCL-Pierson-CCL-PH-0034
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