9 Australian Division on Labuan Island

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Accession Number F07226
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 57 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker O'Halloran, John Frederick M
Place made Borneo: North Borneo, Malaysia: Labuan
Date made 13 June 1945
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

NX8 Lieutenant General Sir Leslie James Morshead KCB KBE CMG DSO ED; 351001 (NX7) Major General George Frederick Wootten CB CBE DSO; Rear Admiral Royal, US Navy; O38 (25) Air Commodore Frederick Rudolph William Scherger, Air Officer Commanding 1st Tactical Air Force RAAF, on damaged airstrip. Troops of D Company 2/43 Australian Infantry Battalion moving along road to where Japanese opposition has been preventing A Company from advancing. Tanks from 2/9th Australian Armoured Regiment supporting D Company, returning after having made a reconnaissance. Corporal Williams, Fire Controller, relaying rangings to mortar crew. Coffee and biscuits being served to troops in the front line from Salvation Army Unit by Corporal Lang, HQ 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion. Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 590, first to use Pontoon jetty which reached approximately 100 yards from beach to LST ramp. A LCV ferrying an empty truck to a grounded LST to be loaded. Landing Craft, Vehicle (LCV) will then return the loaded truck to shore. This has been the method, since D Day, of getting all heavy stores ashore.

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