Jungle patrol: the New Guinea story of 8 Australian soldiers

Collection ID F01310
Collection type Film
Title Jungle patrol: the New Guinea story of 8 Australian soldiers
Measurement 21 min 10 sec
Object type Documentary
Maker Carty, William M (Bill), Trerise, J William (Bill)
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Ramu Bogadjim Area, New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Ramu River Area, Faria River Area, Shaggy Ridge, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Lae, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made 07 June 2017
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Made in New Guinea, this film was shot mainly in forward battle areas, some of which were under fire. It was photographed by the Commonwealth Film Unit which flew with an Australian patrol into the Ramu Valley, then marched with it to the out post of Shaggy Ridge in the Finisterre Range. The patrol's members are: Pte A N McGregor, L/Cpl A C Pierson, Pte R F C Northcott, Pte A B Graffin, Pte M J Driver, Corporal R A Box, Pte J H Adams, VX22153 Pte Ernest Barmby. The other identified person is US 5th Air Force C47 (nose art "Honeymoon Express") Pilot Colonel Bill Williams. Scenes include flight from Port Moresby via Salamaua and Lae to Dumpu airstrip, Ramu Valley. Journey to Shaggy Ridge. The section on patrol through swamp and kunai grass. An attack on a Japanese machine gun nest. Artillery bombardment and P40 Kittyhawks strafing Shaggy Ridge.

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