Activities at 2/2 Commando camp Rabaul

Accession Number F07360
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 45 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Thain, Ernest Robertson
Place made Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Rabaul Area, Rabaul
Date made 5-8 October 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


Many of the soldiers seen in this film were photographed by Damien Parer in Timor. Mainly the troops are shown relaxing and swimming. Scenes include - Major Laidlaw, CO of the Squadron, Lieutenant B Campbell and Captain R Fox. Also shown are Sergeant E Hodgson, one time prisoner of the Japanese in Timor, Sergeant J Poynton BC (Dutch) DCM MID, Corporal Harrison - claimed by Major Laidlaw and others to be the finest soldier in the AIF, Lance Corporal F O'Neill, who brought out the radio from Japanese held Tibessi in Timor on which contact with Darwin was first made.

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