6th Division troops arrive at Aitape

Accession Number F07178
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min 29 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Kinna, Darrell
Place made New Guinea: Aitape
Date made 17-19 November 1944; 26 November 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

Aitape Harbour, showing ships at anchor. Troops embarking onto Landing Craft, Mechanised (LCM) barges. Motor trucks reversing off barges and onto beach. DUKWs loaded with stores moving down beach. Troops of the 19th Infantry Brigade transferring from ship to barges. Various shots of Liberty ships at anchor and (LCM) moving across the harbour. Troops of the 2/7 Australian Infantry Battalion on beach sorting out their gear and disembarking from LCMs. Troops climbing from DUKW after coming ashore on beach.

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