Invasion training Western Australia

Accession Number F01715
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Phoenix, Cyril Raymond
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Perth, Point Walter
Date made 6 February 1943-7 February 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Point Walter, Western Australia, 6-7 February 1943. Troops of the 6th Australian Infantry Battalion on invasion training course. Troops climb down scramble-nets slung over timber frame (mock up of ship's side) into pontoons where they are towed towards shore by naval auxiliary patrol motor launch. Trucks and artillery of the 10th Field Regiment are also towed towards shore then rowed on pontoons and landed. Smoke-screen and explosive charges are detonated on beach to condition troops to landing conditions. This film was photographed during exercises at 3rd Australian Corps combined Operation Training Centre.

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