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HNL 1131 : Battle Prelude

Australian soldiers at a training camp in northern Australia prior to next campaign. Soldiers marching on parade ground, posing for camera, being briefed, scale relief map, practising with Vickers anti aircraft guns, lining up for food, swimming. Soldiers driving jeeps through deep water, rows of army jeeps at barracks - motor pool, boot march with full kit, training on obstacle course with ropes - assault course , building & crossing a prefabricated Bailey bridge, throwing themselves on barbed-wire fences. line of men scratching each other, VS Demonstration of flame throwers. WWII
Access No. 43086 | 5 mins 23 secs | 1940s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Women and men working in Australian factories producing weapons,shells, tanks and machinery parts for home front. Good shots of female factory workers packing bullets. Men working in shipyards building naval craft. WWII
Access No. 43092 | 46 secs | 1940s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Australian soldiers and British Royal Marines taking part in amphibious exercises in Asia. cu faces of men, Men in landing craft, troops coming ashore on foot and in jeeps, running up beach and through jungle, firing guns and grenades. Troops advancing across open ground on foot and in tanks. Soldiers marching & singing ÔWaltzing Matilda' in Australia. WWII. RAN
Access No. 123426 | 3 mins 41 secs | 1940s | East Asia, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |