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ID number F01670
Title Umamu creek advance along Buin Road, Bougainville
Collection Film
Object type Actuality footage
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick (Cinematographer)
Places made
  • Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Buin Road
  • Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Puriata River Area
Date made 26 April 1945-29 April 1945
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 7 min 33
Video Download video 33.55 MB
Note Open

Description

Squadron of the 2/4th Armoured Regiment, advance along the Buin Road following airstrikes by RNZAF and RAAF strafing along the axis of the road. Artillery and mortars supported the advance. Men of the 15th Australian Field Company RAE, building a tank ford across creek bed and building and launching an Australian Panel Bridge across the Puriata River.

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