Searchlight crew (Darwin series, 14)

Accession Number F01189
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 36 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 23 June 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Eight young soldiers, crew of a searchlight, the oldest is 21. They are cut off from habitation except for the ration-boat which comes every day with food and mail. During the day they swim, fish and the aborigines teach them how to spear fish etc. At dusk the searchlight is brought out from hiding in the trees.

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