Kokoda front line
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|Title||Kokoda front line|
|Object type||Actuality footage|
|Date made||27 August 1942; 6 September 1942|
|Measurement||16 min 2 sec|
|Copying provision||Copy provided subject to permission from copyright holder|
Damien Parer's unedited footage for the Academy Award winning film 'Kokoda Front Line!'. Shows supplies being dropped by air to forward troops in Myola area, Kokoda Trail. Conditions in jungle; natives carrying sick and wounded; regimental aid post huts; troops being given treatment. Salvation Army Officer Padre Albert Moore with tea and smokes (wounded soldier sitting up as he receives a cigarette from Padre Moore is Norman Valentine Gardiner of St Kilda, VIC, who identified himself on a vist to the AWM in 1986) on jungle track for wounded troops moving back to Port Moresby and relief troops moving up. Parade of survivors of the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion at Menari on 6 September 1942 where they were addressed by their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Honner. Other identified personnel are: 'Snowy Parr' of the 39th Battalion (left) Arthur Chambers (right) seated in native hut facing camera. Lieutenant I McL Hutchinson, 2/14 Battalion displays steel helmet dented by a Japanese bullet. Army Doctor Captain William Wotherspoon McLaren tending wrist on wounded soldier (Captain Henry Devenish Steward viewed the film 1 April 1982 and claimed that the Doctor is himself). See also Cinesound version F01582.
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