25 Australian Infantry Battalion in action Slater's Knoll

Accession Number F07191
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 19 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Kinna, Darrell
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Puriata River Area, Slater's Knoll
Date made 5 April 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Early in the morning of 5th April, in South Bougainville, a sizeable enemy force attacked the HQ 25th Australian Infantry Battalion and a platoon of "C" Company. Sixty men were cut off from their command but continued to fight until tanks were brought in. The men were supplied from the air and with the assistance of tanks, quickly over-ran the Japanese raiding parties. Shows natives pointing out enemy positions on a map to Intelligence officers. Matilda tanks moving down the bank of the Puriata river. Four soldiers reading a copy of the Guinea Gold newspaper. C-47 Dakota drooping supplies. Troops carrying supplies. Soldiers keeping watch in a jungle emplacement. Soldiers examining captured Japanese small arms. Burial of an Uastralian soldier. Wounded Japanese prsioner being treated. Bodies of dead Japanese. Bodies of dead Japanese being place in a common grave. Wounded Japanese on strechter. Soldiers speakinfg to wounded outside a tent.

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