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Australian Seaman at War

Australia's seamen were active in many of the most difficult theatres of the Second World War.
Series : Australian War Experience | Episode : 4 | Year : 1969 | Total Duration : 28 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Firing depth charges, explosions. POV ship to distant convoy. Wreckage on water - carry float. MS captain looks through sextant, RAN Minesweeper bridge with flak protection. Men on deck drinking coffee, cooking, washing in bucket. Good shot allied mine bobbing in water. Sailors firing rifles from deck to explode the mine, explosion. WWII
Access No. 40382 | 1 min 32 secs | 1940s | Atlantic Ocean | © NFSA | B&W |
Man turning wheel. CU sea POV stern wake from ship. Titles. Naval recruits being kitted out with uniform at HMAS Cerberus. Bugle playing. Recruits in classroom, training on anti aircraft √ícamera√ď guns, marching on parade ground. WWII. RAN
Access No. 123503 | 1 min 29 secs | 1940s | HMAS Cerberus, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS Convoy of ships at sea including Corvettes. On board, sailors with kittens. Officers eating in ward room on board. Engine room, men working. Captain looking out to sea with binoculars. Signal lights, Crew on board wearing duffle coats. POV ship to others. Dawn, men at watch. Below deck, bunk beds, drinking coffee. Attack, below deck, struggling with smoke (re-enactment). Exterior ship hit, explosions, survivors rescued from water, covered in oil, WS periscope of German U-boat (submarine) WWII. RAN
Access No. 123504 | 3 mins 1 sec | 1940s | Atlantic Ocean | © NFSA | B&W |
Australian soldiers preparing for departure on troop ships. Troops On board. Dog. Soldier slips down stairs. Arrival in Greece. troops disembark with kit bags, Crew on board ship in harbour, shirts off. Captain looks through binoculars. Signal Light flashed on HMAS Perth. Ship being painted. Anchor raised. Sailors stand to attention. WWII. RAN
Access No. 123505 | 3 mins 17 secs | 1940s | Greece | © NFSA | B&W |
Fleet of battleships, destroyers and cruisers. WS signal Light flashed from ship in dim light. Crew run to action stations. guns loaded, Hatches fastened. Wheels turned. Crew put on protective clothing, VS Guns fired. Explosions at sea, on board during attack. Good guns fired on ship, Torpedoes fired. Aircraft above. Ship being hit. Plane diving into sea. After attack, CU's faces. Cat emerges. POV ship to other ships. (Note this is a very hectic sequence and it is doubtful that it all came from the same battle) WWII. RAN
Access No. 123506 | 3 mins 10 secs | 1940s | © NFSA | B&W |
Boom defence (look like barrels) being dropped into sea around Darwin. On shore, sailors at work on boom defence. Oil barge (tanker) casting off, scenes on board. Sailors hammering and painting, cleaning guns, scrubbing deck, playing deck hockey, PT, sleeping. Officer on watch. Binoculars. Aircraft overhead. Guns fired. anti aircraft fire in the air, POV from plane during dogfight, Smoke on board - re-enactment. Torpedo through water. Survivors in sea. WWII. RAN
Access No. 123507 | 1 min 24 secs | 1940s | Darwin, Pacific Ocean | © NFSA | B&W |
Mines stowed on Royal Navy ship. Ship leaves shore from England. Crew below deck relaxing, Map detailing where mines to be laid. Dropping mines into sea. Keeping watch at night, Australian ship Patrolling on Indian Ocean, hammocks. Mah-jong played on board. HMAS Perth, PT. HMAS Canberra guns On board Shropshire with race horses. Crew writing letters, showering on deck using hose. WWII. RAN
Access No. 123508 | 3 mins 2 secs | 1940s | Indian Ocean | © NFSA | B&W |
Water flowing over deck. Ships at sea. Iceberg POV ship. Arctic convoy. Action stations, Crew on watch with binoculars. Guns fired. Explosions at sea. anti aircraft guns fired, Casualties. Ship trailing heavy smoke. Funeral at sea. WWII.RAN
Access No. 123509 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1940s | Arctic, Atlantic Ocean | © NFSA | B&W |
Pacific Ocean, POV ship to tropical coastline. Shells loaded into guns. Guns fired. destroyer at sea, night firing, VS sea battle, ships firing guns, US Landing craft, American soldiers in landing craft, landing on beach, dead Japanese soldiers. LA Japanese Bombers, Japanese kamikaze pilots. anti aircraft fire from ships, Explosions, aircraft crashing into water. hole in deck of US aircraft carrier. Air action. Ship trailing smoke. American Survivors onto beach, some dead lined up including Japanese. Japanese POW, Aerial Pacific base. VS Convoy WWII. RAN
Access No. 123510 | 4 mins 31 secs | 1940s | Pacific Ocean | © NFSA | B&W |
Sailors on board. Casualties taken off ship on stretchers and in blankets. Victory parade. wounded carried off ship, crowd watching walking wounded getting off ship, Survivors at sea. HA open ocean. WWII
Access No. 123512 | 1 min 13 secs | 1940s | © NFSA | B&W |