Easter action on Bougainville

Accession Number F01889
Collection type Film
Measurement 16 min 11 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Central Bougainville, Torokina
Date made 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Introduction reads: "While on the home front most of us were taking it easy for four days over Easter, Americans, Fijians and New Zealanders were fighting the Japanese in the shell blasted swamps and jungle of Bougainville island. Though the 3rd New Zealand Division was already established 150 miles to the north on Nissan Island the Japanese cut off on Bougainville were still fighting desperately. These grim pictures were taken under fire by a New Zealand National Film unit cameraman. We show them to remind you that the troops sweating and dying in the jungle will not easily understand or forgive any slacking on the home front."Identified N.Z. personnel: General Cresswell, Lieut.-Col. Upton of Auckland, Sgt. Wilson, Captain Chivers, Lieut. Bendall.

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