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HNL 1463 : US Troops in Australia - Afrika Corp - Invasion of Pacific

Drama - Join the AIF recruitment poster, VS recruiting rally, Int office as woman takes dictation, man talking to his secretary, Young man decides to enlist and says goodbye to his fianc┼Ż, 2nd AIF Recruiting Depot, men stand in lines to enlist, 2 US soldiers see the sights of Sydney - Sydney War Memorial, meeting young women in park who pass them by to greet Australian soldiers in slouch hats, Diggers walk up to GIs and introduce themselves leaving the girls behind, CU pint of beer pulled from tap, VS soldiers drink beer together, exchanging cigarettes, chatting to the waitress, Kangaroos hopping at the zoo, GIs and waitress looking at the kangaroos, GIs with koalas, CU koala eating leaves, VS US soldiers with woman at Taronga Park Zoo - floral clock, CU Australian coins in hand, getting off tram, car with gas balloon goes by, car with coal burner on the back goes by, Manly Ferry loaded with soldiers & young women (Mute) (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43031 | 7 mins 59 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Wounded Japanese carried by Australian soldiers, VS LS shells exploding in palm grove as seen from a hideout, (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43032 | 2 mins 23 secs | 1940s | Unknown Pacific | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
VS Italian officers meet General Rommel in desert, VS discussing maps, soldiers in dugouts salute as Rommel walks by, VS officers using binoculars & inspecting re-enforcements, Abandoned British tank with Churchill on the side (scratched out by the Germans), VS German troops advance on foot, in dugouts, VS firing small artillery , LA planes fly over, Air to Air German planes some dive bombing, German planes dropping bombs(1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43033 | 3 mins 15 secs | 1940s | Libya | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
VS airshow, VS USA & Australian baseball match, VS hospital show for wounded servicemen, MS nurses in audience, VS radio show with audience watching (1939 1945). WWII
Access No. 43034 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1940s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
General takes salute from open car, PAN Australian troops at attention, General gives speech, VS Australian soldiers, AIF, on parade ground listening to speech (some in slouch hats, some in berets), CU faces, VS soldiers , buglers, Australian flag raised as soldiers salute, MS group of buglers as flag raised. (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 124823 | 4 mins 5 secs | 1940s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Wounded soldiers carried, VS checking Japanese dugouts, US soldiers look at dead Japanese soldier, VS advancing through palm trees, soldiers advance, MS soldiers man guns on the beach, WS small tank along, Wounded carried as soldiers advance, US soldiers firing rifles into dugout, throwing hand grenades, Dead Japanese body floating off the beach, VS artillery being fired in undergrowth, VS Australian soldiers cleaning their weapons, Aerial coastline, VS Australian soldiers walking down shallow stream in swamp carrying rifles & supplies, Australian soldiers climbing rope ladder up tree (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 124824 | 6 mins 22 secs | 1940s | Pacific | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |