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ID number F07081
Title Opening of Australian war cemetery Dumpu
Collection Film
Object type To be confirmed
Maker Kinna, Darrell (Cinematographer)
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Ramu River Area, Dumpu
Date made 6 February 1944
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 1 min 4 sec
Video Download video 4.72 MB
Note Open


Australian soldiers move slowly past graves and reading inscriptions. A line of crosses with troops moving slowly past in the background. Inscription on nearest cross reads reads SX20529 Pte F Heinz, AMF, 20 November 1943. Troops kneel on grass as Chaplain Lynch gives Benediction. Roman Catholic Church parade with an Australian flag flying from pole. Signboard "Dumpu War Cemetery" in foreground of parade. Bugler sounds the Last Post.

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