One man's war (DPR/S/19)

Accession Number F07543
Collection type Film
Measurement 10 min 8 sec
Object type Short film
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Gurr, Tom
National Film Council
Place made Australia
Date made 1951
Access Open
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

A brief story of Private Chris Jones of Adelaide SA and his service in Korea with 3 RAR. Covers his voluntary enlistment, departure from Kingsford-Smith airport and flight to Japan. Sightseeing in Tokyo including General MacArthur's HQ and the Imperial Place. Scenes of Seoul, intercut with footage of earlier battles. Shots of Korean peasants. 38th Parallel and Imjin River area in summer 1953. Motor columns and troops of Commonwealth Division moving to forward area. Training dogs in mine detection. 25 pounder guns of the New Zealand Field Regiment. Scenes of 3 RAR HQ and supply dump. Life at the battalion's forward positions. Shelling intercut with troops sheltering in dugouts. Mess parades. Casualty evacuation by US Sikorsky S-51 helicopter. Private Jones relaxing in his dugout listening to radio news from Australia.

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