Port Moresby to Buna-Sanananda

Accession Number F07546
Collection type Film
Measurement 46 min 7 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Rintel, David Leslie
Wood, Frederick Sydney
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Northern Province, Gona, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Buna, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Sanananda, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Soputa, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Eora Creek, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Myola, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Templeton's Crossing, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made October 1942; November 1942; December 1942; January 1943
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

A general coverage of activities of Australian and American forces between Port Moresby-Kokoda-Sanananda. Subjects covered include scenes along Kokoda Trail; supply dropping, re-entry of Kokoda by Australian troops; aerial evacuation of wounded; bridging work; church parade; Christmas dinner at 21st Infantry Brigade; field artillery; various infantry actions; native carriers of supplies and wounded; medical treatment at Dressing Station; Japanese prisoners; crossing the Kumusi River; Allied bombing of Gona; Japanese bombing of medical units at Soputa; burials at Gona; scenes after capture of Buna (including tanks) and Sanananda; Australian and United States commanders. Also identified: VX9 Major General (Maj Gen) George Alan Vasey CB CBE DSO; NX2 Maj Gen Arthur Samuel Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding 7th Australian Division; NX100 Major Ian Hutchinson DSO OBE ED, CO 2/3rd Infantry Battalion; VX15 Lieutenant General Edmund Francis Herring; VX20308 Frank Horton Berryman CBE DSO.

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