Rabaul Cemetery, Japanese build compound to hold war criminals
|Title||Rabaul Cemetery, Japanese build compound to hold war criminals|
|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Maker||Thain, Ernest Robertson (Cinematographer)|
|Place made||Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Gazelle Peninsula, Rabaul Area, Rabaul|
|Date made||26 September 1945|
|Measurement||1 min 43 sec|
|Video||Download video 7.61 MB|
During the Japanese occupation of Rabaul, the European cemetery was used as a dump. Scenes show extensive damage and desecration of graves by Japanese troops. Japanese prisoners are seen constructing a compound to house war criminals while awaiting trial. Also arrival at Rabaul of 32 (VX63396) Lieutenant General John Northcott, CB, MVO. Scenes include the broken headstone of Captain B C A Pockley, first Australian soldier to be killed in the 1914-1918 War (11 September 1914).
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