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HNL 1134 : World War II, Aviation & Mail

Australian troops in the Middle East. Soldiers firing artillery, army trucks & soldiers in desert. Sir Winston Churchill inspects Australian troops, giving victory sign, Squadron of Australian fighter airplanes taking off in desert. German Prisoner of War from a tank crew being escorted, Australian troops marching in military parade down city street in Sydney with kits on their backs, marching to embark on ships. WWII. RAAF
Access No. 42745 | 1 min 18 secs | 1940s | Middle East, Sydney | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Qantas Catalina flying boats on water, mechanics working on engines. Motor boat dropping buoy & flag into water. WS sea plane taxies on Sydney Harbour, Passengers boarding seaplane from small motor boat, crew coming ashore. Mailbags from Britain, unloaded from boat, stacked on wharf. Men unloading from truck at mail centre, mail stacked on wharf, mail bags in truck.
Access No. 42746 | 2 mins 45 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Catalina Flying boat taking off & landing, aerials over suburbs, biplanes flying & landing. Passengers alighting from DC3, unloading of luggage, plane taxies, sign showing destinations, aerials over outback landscape.
Access No. 42749 | 4 mins 29 secs | 1940s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |