ID numberF00775
Collection typeFilm
Title1. 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)
Measurement6 min 04 sec
Object typeNewsreel
Place made
  • Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
  • Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
  • Australia: Western Australia, Perth
  • Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made18 April 1944
Descriptor35mm - safety/b&w/sound
Description1. (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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