Title Details

Jungle Patrol

The story of eight Australian soldiers on patrol in the Finisterre Range of New Guinea during World War Two.
Year : 1945 | Total Duration : 19 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Director : Tom Gurr |
HA Changi POW camp in Singapore, barracks after liberation, men on bunks & sitting on mats on the floor, VS cooking rice and other ÒfoodÓ, MS prisoners walking to show difficulties, infirmary, CU label on bottle Vitamin Extract from Grass, MS Prisoners pose for the camera, MS view through barbed wire of the camp with inmates walking on other side, MS air to air Japanese bombers enroute to Darwin, POV Darwin from plane, WS explosion of fuel tanks in Darwin, air to air planes in formation, LS thick black smoke rises from Darwin, (1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 42831 | 1 min 12 secs | 1940s | Singapore, Darwin | © NFSA | B&W |
Young boy cuts coconut, Australian soldier walks into New Guinea village and salutes men, AIF, VS groups of malnourished men, some look like Sikhs, some look like Japanese, WS USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay lined with US Sailors, VS surrender ceremony onboard, Japanese signing surrender papers at a different location, VS Australian Prisoners of War being flown home, men on stretchers into plane, VS Japanese surrender ceremonies, CU faces of Australian soldiers with stubble and cigarettes WWII
Access No. 42832 | 2 mins 24 secs | 1940s | New Guinea, Tokyo | © NFSA | B&W |
Opening Titles: Soldier chopping his way through thick grass reeds, New Guinea story of 8 Australian soldiers, Pte McGregor, soldier aiming rifle L/Cpl. A. C. Pierson, soldier laying on ground drinking from canteen, Pte. R.F.C. Northcott, man peering through bushes, Pte. Graffin, soldier sitting under tree lighting cigarette Pte. M.J. Driver , soldier looking at hand grenade Cpl.R.A. Box, soldier holding machine gun Pte. J.H. Adams, soldier fixing sabre on end of gun, Pte. E. Barnby, cameramen J. W Trerise & William Carty (1941 1945). WWII
Access No. 43047 | 1 min 2 secs | 1940s | New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Caption Only - All of this picture was made in New Guinea, most of it in forward battle areas, some of it under fore, It was photographed by the Commonwealth Film Unit which flew an Australian patrol in Ramu Valley and marched with it to the outpost of Shaggy Ridge in the Finisterre Range. This was the nearest point to Tokio (sic) so far gained by allied troops (1941 1945). WWII
Access No. 43050 | 38 secs | 1940s | New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Port Moresby - Two airmen standing in front of plane called Honeymoon Express, Australian soldiers marching in B/G then boarding plane and sitting on seats on either side of plane C-47 US transport plane, Col. Bill Williams pilot, panning to side view, CU of propeller turning, plane preparing to take off, mascot dog on pilot's lap and leaning out of pilot's window, take off. WWII
Access No. 43052 | 1 min 7 secs | 1940s | Port Moresby, New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
POV from plane showing part of wing and formation of other planes in flight over Owen Stanley Range , mountains on horizon, soldiers in plane playing cards & man playing mouth organ, aerials of mountain range Owen Stanley Range ( area of Kokoda Trail ) with patches of white clouds, soldiers playing cards on plane and using hand signals to communicate, map New Guinea showing route Port Moresby to Dumpu, POV from plane to three planes flying in formation above Kumusi River, Wyrobi (phonetic) Bridge, Huon Gulf, Aerial Salamaua Island showing bomb craters, air to air planes in formation, Aerial over Lae township. WWII
Access No. 43053 | 2 mins | 1940s | New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
In & out of plane, soldier playing mouth organ, POV fast moving view of land as plane flies low, aerials over Ramu River, landing on runway at Dumpu, plane doors open men jump out of plane, natives unloading supplies from aircraft ( near the start of the Kokoda Trail). WWII
Access No. 43055 | 51 secs | 1940s | New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan across Ramu Valley, map, soldiers wading in river, men walking along shore, patrol swimming, one soldier sitting in river playing mouth organ / harmonica, men walking single file through jungle of head high New Guinea grass - Koonai Grass, climbing earth stairs enroute to Shaggy Ridge, sitting on grass at top of hill looking over valley (1941 1945). WWII
Access No. 43056 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1940s | Shaggy Ridge, Ramu Valley, New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Mountain track with native people walking up side of mountain carrying supplies, injured soldier walking with native following, native carrying wounded on stretcher , Shaggy Ridge, soldiers trekking through jungle, jungle camp, soldier s in make shift tents, raining and soggy conditions, CU bully beef in tin pan, powdering feet to ward off tinea, insect repellent, one soldier on sentry in rain. WWII
Access No. 43057 | 2 mins 4 secs | 1940s | New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan valley & mountains, soldier washing pan in dish, soldier shaving another getting hair cut, using broad leaves to fill water jugs, using chlorination tablets, soldiers going on patrol, trek through jungle, walking through mud, soldier radios base camp, with papers on his knee (1941 1945). WWII
Access No. 43059 | 1 min 53 secs | 1940s | New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Dropping supplies from plane (Biscuit Bomber),parachutes attached, soldiers walking through jungle,through reeds, grass, wading in & out of water, walking through swamp, advancing slowly up hill, waving others to follow, firing guns,Japanese foxhole machine gun firing, Australians return fire, advancing firing from the hip, throwing hand grenades, running through jungle to where hand grenade exploded, smoke, soldiers inspecting dead Japanese bodies, burying body . WWII
Access No. 43060 | 2 mins 53 secs | 1940s | New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Soldier climbing ladder up tree, treetop observation, telescope, soldiers standing near camouflaged tanks & artillery, tanks firing, men under camouflage firing artillery towards hillside, hand loading artillery, men passing shells ready for loading, machine gun firing from hideout, mortar fired, hill with smoke, LA allied planes firing and bombing Japanese positions, section of hill explodes, soldiers in jungle, mountains BG, smoke,devastation on Shaggy Ridge. WWII
Access No. 43063 | 2 mins 8 secs | 1940s | Shaggy Ridge, New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
Soldiers amongst wreckage of bombing on Shaggy Ridge, dig in, soldier having head bandaged, another undoing bandage, air to air US Flying Fortress plane, aerial Shaggy Ridge , soldier on sentry in silhouette against clouds and mountain range B/G (1941 1945). WWII
Access No. 43065 | 1 min 11 secs | 1940s | Shaggy Ridge, New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |
VS parade through streets of Melbourne to celebrate Victory against Japan, AIF, New Guinea - burial of 8 bodies wrapped in canvas in common grave, VS men onboard transport ship on arrival home, MS women wave from the dock, MS soldier disembarks from ship, one hugs his mother, CU bow of ship through water, HA Aircraft carrier into Sydney Harbour, VS Aircraft carrier at wharf, soldiers wave from the flight deck, MS damaged bow of ship, WS warship pounds through heavy seas, air to air planes in flight dropping bombs, VS soldiers embarking on ships & ferries for war, waving goodbye from ships,(1939 1945) WWII
Access No. 124789 | 2 mins 1 sec | 1940s | Melbourne, New Guinea, Sydney | © NFSA | B&W |