Jungle patrol DVD
The story of eight Australian soldiers on patrol in the Finisterre Range of New Guinea during the Second World War.
This black and white film was made by the Australian government in 1945 to show the contribution of Australia to the New Guinea campaign, for which they thought there had not been sufficient acknowledgement. It follows the daily experiences of the soldiers, from their initial deployment in Port Moresby, flying over the Owen Stanley Ranges on board the troop carrier 'Honeymoon Express', to their slog through jungle and steep terrain battling rain, mosquitoes and mud as they march from the Ramu 'Death' Valley up to re-join their battalion at an outpost on Shaggy Ridge in the Finisterre Range. Much of Jungle Patrol was filmed in forward battle areas, some of it under enemy fire.
Producer: Jack S Allan, Director: Tom Gurr, Narrator / Presenter: Peter Finch
Exempt from classification, duration 19 minutes.