Fall of Bardia 1940

Accession Number F01060
Collection type Film
Measurement 15 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Bardia, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), Salum
Date made 8 December 1940; January 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The advance of the 2nd AIF from Salum to Bardia with shots of infantry advancing and Australian and British Artillery Bombardment. Italian soldiers surrendering, abandoned Italian equipment and enemy dead litter the desert. Personnel identified are: Lieutenant (Lieut) C N Swinton, 2/2 Infantry Battalion, Padre C A Read, 6th Division, Private (Pte) J C Lobban, Pte O'Sullivan, Pte W Thompson, 2/2 Infantry Battalion, Lieut B F Dawson, 6th Division Engineers, Sergeant Johnson, Corporal (Cpl) Potter, Cpl Malcolm, Lance Cpl Muller, Pte O W Wood 2/2 Infantry Battalion.

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