Townsville raid: bomb disposal

Accession Number F01207
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 32 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Date made 28 July 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


Townsville, Queensland, 28 July 1942. Following a report by Air Raid Wardens from South Townsville that one of the bombs in the first raid on Townsville had not exploded the 2nd and 3rd sections of a Bomb Disposal Company under QX38303 Lieutenant Colin Ian Gladstone Huxley, with QX29768 Sapper Frederick Van Doorn, Sapper Mens and Corporal Smith, investigated the report. The six bombs were dropped on the east side of the harbour.

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