Chief of General Staff visit to Japan & Korea DPR/S/4

Accession Number F07528
Collection type Film
Measurement 5 min 26 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Lee, Douglas Herbert
Place made Japan: Kure, Korea: Pusan
Date made May 1952
Access Open
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


General coverage of visit of Chief of General Staff 35 (VX3) Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Sydney Faibairn Rowell CB CBE to Australian service establishments in Japan and Korea in May 1952. While in Korea the General visted the United Nations War Cemetery at Pusan and American General Van Fleet as well as the Australian units. Back in Japan the Australian Naval Base HMAS Commonwealth was also included in his tour. Also identified: 36 (VX38969) Lt Gen 'Big Bill' William Bridgeford CB CBE MC, Commander in Chief British Commonwealth Occupation Force; Dr Syngman Rhee, President of the Republic of Korea; Lt Gen James Van Fleet, Commanding General 8th US Army; Commander Charles John Stephenson, RAN; Lieutenant Commander (S) (Lt Comdr) Austin Lawrence Miller, RAN; Lt Comdr P Mansel Pleydell, Royal Navy (very tall officer); Lieutenant Leslie George Philip Waller, RAN Volunteer Reserves; Lt P G Duncan, RAN (Kure, Japan); Warrant Officer T Murray GM; Captain G J Leary, Guard Commander.

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