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ID number F01847
Title Generals visit Sanananda and presentation of medals to natives by General Vasey
Collection Film
Object type Actuality footage
Maker Carty, William M (Bill) (Cinematographer)
Places 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 made January 1943
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 4 min 22 sec
Video Download video 19.22 MB
Note Open


Generals 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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