2/4 Armoured Regiment take over Japanese tanks

Accession Number F07358
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 30 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Wood, Frederick Sydney
Place made Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Rabaul Area, Kokopo
Date made 28 September 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


On 28 September 1945, NX35124 Major John Harrold Mackay, Commander B Squadron, 2/4 Australian Armoured Regiment, officially took command of eighty Japanese tanks which had been placed by the Japanese, after the surrender, at Kokopo, scene of the first Australian action in the First World War. These tanks were the first heavy armour to be handed over in this area.

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