Title Details

Watch Over Japan

Australia's involvement in post-war Japan.
Year : 1946 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Geoffrey Collings |
Australian troops marching along Tokyo streets in victory parade. CU soldier's face. Marching bagpipe band in kilts. VS Officers and Japanese bystanders watching parade. British and Indian regiments in parade. Good MS two Japanese men sitting and watching. MS Australian troops marching with bayonets. Crowds following allied parade. WS sunken Japanese warship on side in sea. VS Australian occupation forces arriving on boat past destroyers. Good CUs soldiers' faces, smoking, playing harmonica, smiling. Pan past bombed Japanese naval base. Vessel unloading Japanese POW. Prisoners with rucksacks saluting allied troops and past allied soldier to whom they surrender military badges. Badges being burnt. Japanese POW health checks, VS injections, spraying with disinfectant, delousing. GS POW camp. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 97342 | 2 mins 57 secs | 1940s | Tokyo, Japan | © NFSA | B&W |
Australian troops entering hidden arms store, finding submarine assembly base and projectiles. Japanese prisoners pushing wagons of explosives. VS throwing ammunition and artillery into sea. VS destruction of Japanese armaments, exploding Japanese war equipment. VS watching explosion from boat through binoculars. WS fiery explosion. Australian soldiers walking past thatched huts to Japanese women bundling hay. VS labourers tending rice paddies. Troops through village. Good CUs Japanese children's faces. Australian soldiers with village children singing traditional "Sakura" song. WS airfield with fighter bombers on tarmac. VS pilots from India, UK and NZ (British Commonwealth Air Group) climbing into cockpits. VS villagers and labourers observing squadron flying overhead. VS of farmer's faces. Good air to air shots of bomber flying over sea and aerials over rice paddies. Aerials over of devastated Hiroshima after atomic bomb and over coast. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 97362 | 4 mins 28 secs | 1940s | Japan | © NFSA | B&W |
VS military parade led by goat mascot through streets of Japan. CU General Robertson taking salute. Tanks, gun carriers and trucks in parade, Japanese people line village streets and watch parade. CU on Indian Gurkhs, Punjabs and Sikhs in parade. Indian men performing traditional dance. Occupying Australian soldiers in streets of Japan's Ginza area, buying souvenirs from stall holders. CUs haggling over prices using hands. VS local woman with babies and children, food and fish at stalls. VS of homeless and destitute Japanese women and children on streets. VS Japanese crowds at rally and marching in streets with banner. Japanese men bow at shrine. WS shrine and bridge. Allied forces entertaining local children. VS laughing children. Soldiers marching in village street holding hands with children. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 97371 | 2 mins 48 secs | 1940s | Japan | © NFSA | B&W |