Jungle patrol: the New Guinea story of 8 Australian soldiers
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|Title||Jungle patrol: the New Guinea story of 8 Australian soldiers|
|Measurement||21 min 10 sec|
This film was made in New Guinea most of it in forward battle areas some of it under fire. It was photographed by the Commonwealth Film Unit which flew with an Australian patrol into the Ramu Valley and marched with it to the out post of Shaggy Ridge in the Finisterre Range. The patrol's members are: Pte A N McGregor, L/Cpl A C Pierson, Pte R F C Northcott, Pte A B Graffin, Pte M J Driver, Corporal R A Box, Pte J H Adams, VX22153 Pte Ernest Barmby. The other identified person is US 5th Air Force C47 (nose art "Honeymoon Express") Pilot Colonel Bill Williams. Scenes include flight from Port Moresby via Salamaua and Lae to Dumpu airstrip, Ramu Valley. Journey to Shaggy Ridge. The section on patrol through swamp and kunai grass. An attack on a Japanese machine gun nest. Artillery bombardment and P40 Kittyhawks strafing Shaggy Ridge.
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