FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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HNL 1417: World War II

Australian recruits having medical. Silhouette of soldiers packing up kit. Soldiers eating in mess tent, exercising with medicine ball, HA marching through streets in uniform, boarding ferry that will take them to their ship. Ferry pulls away from shore. Soldiers shaking hands out of portholes of ship. Men on deck with linked arms sing Auld Lang Syne , LA men up the rigging, (Mute) (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 42892 | 1 min 23 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Biplane being catapulted off ship, sailor signals with flags, barrel of ships gun, sailor & ship at night, ships at night, map of Australia, view through port hole of transport ship, Deck activities - soldiers resting in hammock, soldiers play with medicine ball, Nurses play ringette, Soldiers march around deck in shorts & no shirts, swimming, Reading newspaper, Puppy & Monkey play, Boxing, Nurses watching bout, Nurses look over side of ship with HMAS Canberra in BG, VS troops disembark in Athens ?, unloading goods, Soldiers squabbling over rations (1939 1945) WWII. RAN
Access No. 42893 | 1 min 54 secs | 1940s | At Sea, Athens? | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Australian soldiers run to camera during training, German troops & tanks along rural European road, Australian artillery firing in desert, convoy of allied dispatch riders through desert - one falls off his motorbike, tanks & bren gun carriers, Anti Aircraft crew man their gun, Air Raid siren sounds in Tobruk, WS Tobruk harbour under attack with ship in F/G, (mute) (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 42895 | 1 min 32 secs | 1940s | Tobruk, Libya | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
German light plane in flight over desert, HA German troops dug- in in desert, German officer & assistant arrive at meeting, VS German soldiers, firing artillery, German tanks through the sand, Firing artillery,LA German plane flies over, Soldier tucks large grenades into his belt, Germans wearing great coats, Allied trenches, Soldiers waking up in the open, Look Out, Scottish gunners man anti aircraft gun, VS Artillery fired (some is captured Italian weaponry), Soldiers digging into the ground, allied soldiers in action, ships being bombed (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 42896 | 2 mins 47 secs | 1940s | Tobruk, Libya | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Land mines being layed, Trenches dug in hard dry ground, MS trucks along in dust, VS supplies unloaded at the harbour, Light railway used to moved supplies, Soldiers baking bread in earthenware ovens, Soldiers reading newsletter, ext Newspaper office √íTobruk Truth√ď, Int Newsletter being printed, Copy of the Newsletter being pinned up outside, (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 42898 | 1 min 29 secs | 1940s | Tobruk, Libya | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
German aircraft under anti aircraft fire, Artillery fired, Large explosion, distant aircraft & flak, VS wrecked & burning tanks (German or Italian) Dead bodies (German or Italian) (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 42899 | 28 secs | 1940s | Tobruk, Libya | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |