Umamu creek advance along Buin Road, Bougainville

Collection ID F01670
Collection type Film
Title Umamu creek advance along Buin Road, Bougainville
Measurement 7 min 33
Object type Actuality footage
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Buin Road, Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, South Bougainville, Puriata River Area
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

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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