Advance on Kokoda

Accession Number F01809
Collection type Film
Measurement 9 min 27 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Ioribaiwa, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Menari, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Nauro
Date made 8 October 1942
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

Kokoda Trail, 8 October 1942. Scenes during the advance of Australian forces over ground just evacuated by the Japanese. Australians examine Japanese 75 mm mountain gun and ammunition. Bringing up 25 pounder artillery one inch at a time with man power and block and tackle. 2115661 (NX18229) Lieutenant John Alfred Gilchrist gives encouragement to the men. A Japanese prisoner is brought in. Supply drop by C-47 Dakota transport aircraft. A close up of N39928 Corporal John Edward Bromwich of a signal unit. Australians resting and preparing food. See also F00820 for newsreel version with sound.

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