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ID numberF01670
Collection typeFilm
TitleUmamu creek advance along Buin Road, Bougainville
Measurement7 min 33
DownloadDownload video 33.55 MB
Object typeActuality footage
MakerAnderson, Alan Frederick
Place made
  • Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Buin Road
  • Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Puriata River Area
Date made26 April 1945-29 April 1945
DescriptionSquadron 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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