[HMAS Kanimbla and HMAS Hobart] / Lieutenant Commander B.I. Freeman

Accession Number F03343
Collection type Film
Measurement 81 min
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/b&w and colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Freeman, Bruce Irving
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan, East Africa, India: Bombay, Netherlands East Indies: Sunda Strait, Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, Admiralty Islands, Manus, Manus Island, Pakistan, Persian Gulf, Singapore: Singapore Harbour, South Africa: Natal, Durban, Yemen: Aden
Date made 1941; 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Reel 1. The armed merchant cruiser HMAS Kanimbla's part in an operation by "B" Force under command of Captain W.L.G. Adams CB, OBE, RN to capture German and Italian merchant ships at Bandar Shapur, Iran, August 1941. HMAS Hobart on operations in the Philippines and at Balikpapan, 1945. Reel 2. HMAS Kanimbla on operations in the Indian Ocean late 1941. Identified personnel, Reel 1: Lieutenant Richards, HMAS Kanimbla's navigator; Surgeon Commander Keith McKenzie & Lieutenant Commander B.I. Freeman having tea at Durban, South Africa; Captain W.L.G. Adams Kanimbla's captain; Commander G.C.F. Branson; Surgeon Commander Sussman; Engineer Commander Ball with binnoculars with Captain [later Vice Admiral Sir] Roy Dowling (2nd from the left) of HMAS Hobart; Sub-Lieutenant Bob Arnott. Identified personnel Reel 2, Scene 3: Lieutenant Netherton, Lieutenant Gordon Henry, Lieutenant Doyle, Midshipman Cains, Lieutenant Connors, Sub-lieutenant Dylies, Lieutenant Geoff Champion with glasses and Lieutenant Heyen.

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