6 Australian Division RAE and Signals in Wewak area

Accession Number F07242
Collection type Film
Measurement 23 min 30 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Eastman, David Tennant Gaery
Place made New Guinea: Wewak, Wewak Area, Minga Creek, New Guinea: Wewak, Wewak Area, Waringe River
Date made 29-30 August 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

Activities of Royal Australian Engineers 6th Australian Division including 2/1st Australian Field Company, 2/8th Australian Field Company, 2/4th Australian Field Company, 1st Australian Field Squadron, 8th Australian Field Park. Building and maintaining roads, bridges, two airstrips, water holes, storage huts, kitchens and clearing rivers and cutting channels in the Wewak area. The RAE built a road from Aitape to But (63 miles) and But to Wewak (37 miles). In one year they built 118 bridges and over 100 assault bridges which were later removed to make way for permanent bridges. Also of 6th Australian Division Signals activities in Wewak area.

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