New Guinea lull of stand down

Accession Number F07161
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min 14 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Wood, Frederick Sydney
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Madang Province, Madang
Date made 27 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


At this time fighting in New Guinea was limited to patrol work. With so much inactivity and, apart from routine training, relief from boredom was essential. The Amenities Service played a big part in easing the situation, and the men contributed to the relief by souvenir making, walkabouts and sport.

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