ID numberF07546
Collection typeFilm
TitlePort Moresby to Buna-Sanananda
Measurement46 min 7 sec
Object typeActuality footage
Maker
  • Rintel, David Leslie
  • Wood, Frederick Sydney (Syd)
Place made
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Northern Province, Gona
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Buna
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Sanananda
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Soputa
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Eora Creek
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Myola
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Trail, Templeton's Crossing
  • New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date madeOctober 1942; November 1942; December 1942; January 1943
Descriptor35mm/b&w/silent
AccessOpen
DescriptionA general coverage of activities of Australian and American forces between Port Moresby-Kokoda-Sanananda. Subjects covered include scenes along Kokoda Trail; supply dropping, re-entry of Kokoda by Australian troops; aerial evacuation of wounded; bridging work; church parade; Christmas dinner at 21st Infantry Brigade; field artillery; various infantry actions; native carriers of supplies and wounded; medical treatment at Dressing Station; Japanese prisoners; crossing the Kumusi River; Allied bombing of Gona; Japanese bombing of medical units at Soputa; burials at Gona; scenes after capture of Buna (including tanks) and Sanananda; Australian and United States commanders. Also identified: VX9 Major General (Maj Gen) George Alan Vasey CB CBE DSO; NX2 Maj Gen Arthur Samuel Allen CB CBE DSO VD, General Officer Commanding 7th Australian Division; NX100 Major Ian Hutchinson DSO OBE ED, CO 2/3rd Infantry Battalion; VX15 Lieutenant General Edmund Francis Herring; VX20308 Frank Horton Berryman CBE DSO.

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