Australian troops land at Tol Plantation

Accession Number F01264
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick
Place made Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Wide Bay Area, Kiep, Tol
Date made 20 March 1945-21 March 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian troops land unopposed from small landing craft on to a beach at Tol Plantation. Wire mesh ramps are assembled across sandy beach; mine detection; domestic shots showing troops settling in, eating, etc. General Sir Thomas Blamey, C-in-C, arrives by motor launch to inspect area with Maj.-Gen. Ramsay G.O.C. 5th Australian Division and other unidentified senior officers.

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