YMCA activities New Guinea and Bougainville

Accession Number F03437
Collection type Film
Measurement 39 min 32 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 16mm/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Jones, Leonard John
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae, Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Puriata River Area, Slater's Knoll
Date made 1944-1945; 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
Description

This film was taken by Commissioner Leonard John Jones during his service with the YMCA & Australian Comforts Fund in New Guinea and Bougainville. Scenes include: prevention. Lae Australian War cemetery and the temporary Memorial. Natives crossing a fast flowing stream. YMCA/ACF unit swimming. Lae Japanese War Cemetery and close ups of the graves of NCO M. Nakamura, NCO M. Hashiguchi and S. Shibata. A wrecked merchant ship. A flight in a USAAF DC-3. YMCA/ACF trucks crossing a river. Members of the unit pose in front of a YMCA/ACF banner. Recovery of a truck from midstream. Air drops of supplies by DC-3. Australian troops drinking tea distributed by the unit. A soldier poses with an Owen gun. Dispensing tea from the urn on the back of the unit's jeep. An alert sign for booby traps. Road sign and wreck Japanese truck. Bougainville Cemetery. Close up of grave of PFC Albert ? Coy "D" 143th Infantry Regiment. Australian cemetery and native grave diggers. A minefield sign. Natives bearers hauling ammunition. Group shot with YMCA/ACF banner. Dentist pulling a tooth out from a patient. Packing storepedoes for airdropping. In flight shots from a DC-3 of crew pushing out stores and parachutes opening. Preparation of tea urns and loading urns onto jeep. distributing tea at an RAAF airfield. An Avro Anson parked in the background. Australian infantry marching and 25 pounders. Slaters Knoll. (See also F03438)

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