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ID numberF01847
Collection typeFilm
TitleGenerals visit Sanananda and presentation of medals to natives by General Vasey
Measurement4 min 22 sec
DownloadDownload video 19.22 MB
Object typeActuality footage
MakerCarty, William M (Bill)
Place made
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Sanananda
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Soputa
Date madeJanuary 1943
DescriptionGenerals E.F. Herring, CBE DSO MC ED, G.A. Vasey, CB CBE DSO, and S.G. Savige, CB CBE, DSO MC ED, visit Sanananda. They travelled as far as possible along the Sanananda road by jeep, then on foot along jungle track to inspect positions held by the enemy the previous day. Also shows General Vasey presenting loyal service medals to ten natives at Soputa, watched by about 800 natives, their wives and children. Royal Papuan Constabulary formed guard of honour. Other identified personnel: Brigadier G.F. Wootten, Colonel J.A. Doe US Army, PX123 Major Thomas Grahamslaw OBE, ANGAU. See also F00827 for newsreel version.

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