• Short Summary

    Latest pictures from Papua New Guinea show first moves in offensive against the Japanese which has almost reached triumphant phase.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: JAPS FACE BIG DEFEAT IN PAPUA

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Milne Bay:
    EXT
    GV ammunition and stores being unloaded at Milne Bay from cargo ship by Aussies (Australians)
    LV lowering stores in net onto quayside, Aussies watching.
    Pan of stores piled up, palm trees behind, Aussies guarding.
    CU pose shot Major General Clowes, G.O.C. Milne Force.
    GV river in jungle where Japs made last stand.

    GV towards six Aussies moving forward in jungle.
    CU troops carrying equipment past camera, very weary.
    GV line of Aussies crossing river by walking across large tree trunk towards.
    BV troops carrying equipment and climbing up hillside.
    CU troops carrying equipment, past camera, very weary.
    Semi side view Aussies moving large Howitzer up hill, inch by inch.
    CU men pulling at blocks and tackle.
    SV wheel of gun slipping in mud.
    SV men pulling at ropes.
    SFV Howitzer moving forward, pushed by Aussies.
    CU bearded type wiping sweat from brow.

    Nauro:
    GROUND TO AIR pan plane flying low over village and dropping food and supplies.
    LV men picking up supplies.
    CU men with supplies.
    SV group of eight Aussies, in jungle, eating food, by improvised fire.
    SCU three Aussies eating.
    CU type eating.
    CU another type eating and laughing.
    GV Aussies moving forward in jungle, with full equipment.
    CU Aussies moving forward in jungle with full equipment, past camera.
    LV Aussies at the alert carrying Tommy guns walking thru muddy swamp, towards.
    SV Aussies at the alert carrying Tommy guns walking thru muddy swamp towards.

    LV abandoned Japanese invasion barge.
    SV front of invasion barge.
    CU front of invasion barge.
    CU cannon shell hole in barge.
    BV Aussies walking past two Japanese tanks.
    SV abandoned Japanese tank, half in ditch.
    CU finger pointing to anti-tank gun holes in Jap. tank.
    LV captured Japanese headquarters, Aussies walking round.
    SV two Aussie patrols with captured Japanese soldier.
    CU Japanese, with flies on him, looks half dead.
    SV patrols bringing in another Japanese soldier on stretcher.
    SV pan Japanese soldier on stretcher.

    LV captured Japanese gasoline tanker truck abandoned.
    LV captured Japanese 37 m.m. field gun, three Aussies looking at it.
    CU 37 m.m. field gun.
    CU bullet proof vest.
    CU shield taken from vest.
    SV soldier trying on Japanese tree-climbing boot on his foot.
    CU Japanese tree-climbing boot.

    Menari:
    LV bearded types of Aussies moving forward, thru muddy jungle.
    CU feet walking thru mud.
    SBV Aussies carrying heavy equipment up slope.
    LBV Aussies waving back as they march thru another village.
    Background: Latest pictures from Papua New Guinea show first moves in offensive against the Japanese which has almost reached triumphant phase.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4NLLBFG6IGTAPEU9DE9KP5WPR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NLLBFG6IGTAPEU9DE9KP5WPR
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    PAPUA NEW GUINEA / WORLD WAR II: Japanese face defeat

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