Fleet manoeuvres

Accession Number F01909
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 49 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Movietone News
Place made Australia
Date made late 1930s
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

A Movietone News item on the manoeuvres of Australian and New Zealand warships held in the Pacific. The two opposing forces were the 'Red Land' fleet commanded by Rear Admiral Sir Richard Hayden Owen Lane-Poole on board HMAS Canberra and the 'Blue Land' fleet consisting of the cruisers HMS Achilles, HMS Leander and HMAS Sydney commanded by Admiral Drummond. Supermarine Walrus A2-4 is launched from ship's cataplut.