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HNL 1459: World War II - US in Philippines - Canberra - Tobruk

Naval guns firing, VS naval ships, US General off landing craft, greets General Macarthur, Leyte - Macarthur inspects honour guard, making speech, to assembled troops, HA landing craft land on beach in Philippines, tanks through village, Dead soldiers, US troops through village of Palo, villagers walking through mud, WS soldiers gathered to listen to Macarthur, WS hillside, VS US soldiers walking through jungle road, Philippino troops walking with rifles, (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43041 | 2 mins 33 secs | 1940s | Leyte, Philippines | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
LA plane on fire crashes into the sea, Marines search village and find dead bodies, WS anti aircraft gun firing, LA plane flies over at high altitude, VS pilot watches burning plane on ground, VS damaged buildings on the shore, VS marines walk through town & over bridge, locals cheer, Dead Japanese soldiers, VS tanks advance with soldiers on foot, (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43042 | 2 mins 55 secs | 1940s | Philippines | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
HA General Macarthur & others walk through Guard of Honour, VS villagers - child holds box of US rations, VS anchor chain, WS landing craft with naval ships firing guns in B/G, VS US marines landing off barges and digging in, MS US warship, Macarthur talks to officers, Refugees walk past bombed houses, Aerial beach head - US equipment, WS ships at anchor offshore, Aerial of beach head, VS native population living in makeshift houses, grinding grain, VS fun time on deck (looks like initiation rights, WS marines ashore, MS legs of dead soldier (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43043 | 5 mins 7 secs | 1940s | Philippines | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
WS smoke over Singapore, VS fire fighting on the ground, VS Japanese tanks on fire, MS British troops crouch behind gun, MS Water pump pumping water out of the harbour, VS damaged buildings & dead bodies, Japanese POWs being guarded, artillery loaded & fired, armoured personnel carriers down road, (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43044 | 2 mins 42 secs | 1940s | Singapore | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Drama - Australia Marches On - Canberra The Federal Capital, Aboriginal men dance in corroboree, VS couple in horse & cart driving over their farmland as kangaroos jump about, Building their farm & socialising, HA newly developed city of Canberra, opening of Federal Parliament, VS city buildings, Civic, Horse Racing, CU Phar lap's heart in a jar, EXT parliament building, Int features of Parliament House - statue, table, documents, Speaker of the House & parliament in session, John Curtin stands in Parliament, CU The Budget 1941-42 - flipping through document, man walks into parliament house, CU newspaper headlines re Fadden defeated, Pan front bench of parliament, John Curtin walks up steps of parliament, in meeting with cabinet, woman walks through orchard, MS Portrait of James Cook, VS transport, VS Sydney city buildings, soldiers marching (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43045 | 8 mins 59 secs | 1940s | Canberra, ACT, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |