Fall of Buna Mission

Accession Number F01811
Collection type Film
Measurement 5 min 16 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w
Maker Carty, William Montague
Place made New Guinea1: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Buna
Date made December 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

Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Allied troops in occupation of Buna after its capture. Generals Blamey and Eichelberger inspect captured Japanese equipment. Australians attack Japanese sniper in pill box. Shots of Korean prisoners. Major W H Hall 2/5 Field Regiment climbs up and observes from a seventy foot Banyan tree. A church parade in the shade of trees. Troops among wrecked buildings. Australian and US troops stand guard.