ID number F00775
Title 1. Britain's 12,000 lb bomb 2. Bougainville, enemy fire destroys big gun 3. 7th Division marches 4. Sydney without newspapers. (News Form Home No. 86)
Collection Film
Object type Newsreel
Places made
  • Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
  • Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
  • Australia: Western Australia, Perth
  • Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made 18 April 1944
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/sound
Measurement 6 min 04 sec
Note Open
Copying provision Copy provided subject to permission from copyright holder


1. (1 min 36 sec) Compares 4, 8 and 12 thousand pound bombs, loading onto Lancaster aircraft and night scene of bombing over Europe 2. (36 sec) On Bougainville, a large American 155mm Howitzer is destroyed by Japanese artillery 3. (1 min 52 sec) The famous 7th Division marches through Australia's capital cities 4. (2 min 16 sec) Sydney is without newspapers after a censorship ban imposed by the government. Some papers get through the guards stationed at the newspaper offices. (1. and 2. Movietone News 3. and 4. Cinesound Review)

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