On the gunline

Accession Number F10296
Collection type Film
Measurement 12 min 40 sec
Object type Documentary
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound
Maker RAN Public Relations
Place made Australia
Date made 1969
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
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The Royal Australian Navy guided missile destroyer HMAS Perth at war in Vietnam and was filmed during her second deployment, September 1968 to April 1969. The film depicts the routine of war for the officers and men, including maintenance and preparations at the United States Navy base at Subic Bay, Philippines; under- way replenishment of fuel and ammunition, and action on the gun line off the coast of South Vietnam. [This film was mostly likely made with an American audience in mind since the narrator has an American accent] See also F10730 for outtakes.

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