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HNL 1433: World War II - New Guinea and Home Front

Australian & US soldiers on Kokoda Track, in New Guinea jungle, soldiers in single file, native bearers carry wounded men on stretchers, Japanese & dead & prisoners, captured equipment, General Douglas MacArthur arrives by plane at Port Moresby, inspection with General Blamey. WWII
Access No. 127697 | 1 min 44 secs | 1940s | Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Soldier riding on wingtip of aircraft as it taxis through jungle, beached landing barge, Japanese wreckage in water. Soldiers along track past abandonned tank and Japanese fuel tank. Soldiers walking through deep mud on track and through jungle towards camera. Soldiers on wingtips on Milne Bay airfield. Signpost recording first Japanese defeat by 7th and 18th infantry on land at Turnbull Field in August, 1942. VS Japanese prisoners of war and CU of dead Japanese soldiers. Japanese surrender. Australian soldiers making way through dense jungle undergrowth. Aerial of native stretcher bearers. Australian soldier on stretcher having back wound treated. WWII
Access No. 135753 | 1 min 45 secs | 1940s | Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Wounded Australian soldier on stretcher, smoking. Soldiers in combat and CU of loading an ammuntion belt with bullets. WS of heavily bombed hillside and soldiers walking in single file away from camera. CU of soldier firing machine gun. Soldier hammering cross into ground. Good CU of Australian soldier yelling fire (mute). Two soldiers cleaning artillery barrel. WS of ship firing guns. Black smoke rising from jungle. Good CU of Australian soldier lighting cigarette. WWII
Access No. 135754 | 2 mins 7 secs | 1940s | Papua Now Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Japanese bomb damaged submarine being lifted onto display stand. LA shot of sailor collecting tickets from queue of people waiting to see exhibit. Title caption Manpower. Mr W C Wurth Director General of Manpower speaks to camera (mute). CU of identity card. Man filling in Application for Employment for National Service Office as part of homefront war effort. WS of munitions factory. LS of pigs being herded along road. Woman working in abattoir. Mr C Bellemore Deputy Director of Manpower to camera (mute). MS of man working at lathe. Soldiers operating anti-aircraft guns. LS of plane shot down as it crashes into horizon. Map of Australia with footage of workers walking inside map shape.
Access No. 135755 | 3 mins 8 secs | 1940s | Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |