Paratroops training

Accession Number F07126
Collection type Film
Measurement 5 min 24 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Barrett, Reginald Mervyn (Reg)
Kinna, Darrell
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Mareeba
Date made 30 September 1944; 8 October 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


1st Australian Paratroop Battalion in training in Mareeba area, Atherton Tablelands North Queensland. Shows paratroopers vaulting over sandbags and somersaulting on mat. Paratroopers exercising on the horizontal bar. Mortar crew set up and load mortar. Paratroopers board RAAF C-47 Dakota transport aircraft (A65-8). C-47 takes off from airstrip. Interior shots of paratroopers aboard C-47. Paratroopers jumping from door of aircraft. Shot from the ground of parachute opening. Shots from the ground of paratroopers jumping from aircraft.

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