Umamu creek advance along Buin Road, Bougainville

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Accession Number F01670
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min 33
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
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
Date made 26 April 1945-29 April 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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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