Shaggy Ridge

Accession Number F01699
Collection type Film
Measurement 9 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Ramu River Area, Faria River Area, Shaggy Ridge
Date made 24 January 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

General coverage of attack on Shaggy Ridge. Bombing and strafing by B-25 Mitchell Bombers. Vickers guns giving cover to troops moving along the Ridge. Troops moving along the Faria River cross from side to side as they work along the valley. Forward company kitchen sheltering behind a cliff which at the time was the front line. Native carriers bringing food water and ammunition forward. The actual attack on the Japanese positions. Wounded being evacuated. Private Eric Knight of Crows Nest is treated for wounds at Regimental Aid Post.

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