5th Australian Division meets Yanks

Accession Number F07110
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 2 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker McKechnie, Frank
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Sio Bogadjim Area, Weber Point, New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Sio Bogadjim Area, Yagomai
Date made 22 February 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

Advance of 8th Australian Infantry Brigade towards Saidor, New Guinea. Troops of the 30th Australian Infantry Battalion wading waist deep through a tidal creek at Weber Point. Men of the 30th Bn moving through tall Kunai grass and jungle. Men of the 5 Australian Division unloading supplies from an American barge at Weber Point. NX110380 Brigadier Claude Ewen Cameron MC ED, Commander of the 8th Australian Infantry Brigade, shakes hands with an American soldier on the beach at Yagomai. Australian and United States troops fraternizing on the beach at Yagomai. Gun crew stand by anti-aircraft gun on an American landing barge. On board barge an American soldier displays a captured Japanese sword.

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