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    Australian Imperial Forces conduct an attack on Japanese forces on the island of Borneo

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: War in the Pacific


    AMERICA. NAVAL. Bombard Balikpapan, & Labuan. (Rocket-ships)

    AUSTRALIA, MILITARY. Troops at Advance base preparing for landing on Labuan During journey in convoy. Landing, driving inland. One man in tank crew hit by sniper. Shell Victoria, enter town. Men inspecting graves of Aussie P.O.W.s. at Brunei. Landing at Balikpapan. Drive inland using flame throwers

    BORNEO. Graves of Australian P.O.W.s. (Only one cross marks graves) MAP SHOWING BORNEO AND EAST INDIES.

    BORNEO. Rocket ships bombard Balikapan.Gen.MacArthur directing landing operations from bridge of warship. Landing craft going in.Australian troops drive inland.Tank & infantry use flame-throwers.Japanese runs out of dug out after being set alight by flame thrower.MacArthur lands,looking around at scenes of destruction.

    CONVOYS Aerial view of convoy on way for Labuan landing.

    DEATH. Body of Japanese sniper on LABUAN. Jap on fire after being hit by flame thrower.

    FLAME THROWERS. Used by Australians on Borneo. Japanese running & falls after being caught by flame thrower & set alight.

    LABUAN, Island. (Off Borneo). Naval guns soften up coastal defences. Landing craft go in. Aussies landing w. supplies. Advance inland. Man in tank hit by sniper, rest of crew take cover, body of sniper. 25lb. guns shell Victoria. Troops enter town. (Ruins.) Remains of Japanese ammo dump after blowing up. Shots of starved people & refugees. Shot of rounded up collaborators Starved Indian P.O.W.s, Graves of Australian P.O.W.s (Only one cross marks graves.)

    MAPS. Of Far East showing BORNEO

    PRISONERS OF WAR. Shot of starved Indian P.O.W.s., & graves of Australian P.O.W.s. at Brunei (Borneo.)

    ROCKETS. U.S. rocket ships bombard Borneo.

    SUPPLIES, & Supply DROPPING. Vast quanties of supplies at forward base for Borneo landings.

    Military - Active

    WWII, World War Two, World War II, Second World War, war, Allies, Axis, ship, ships, bomb, bombs, bombing, bombings, armour, armoured, tank, tanks, snipers, Japanese, troops, soldier, soldiers, AIF, supplies, refugee, refugees, Malaysia, rocket, casualty, casualties, fatality, fatalities, prisoners, prisoners of war, POW, POW's, Douglas MacArthur, General MacArthur, bombardment, raids, raid, warfare, weaponry, artillery
    Background: Australian Imperial Forces conduct an attack on Japanese forces on the island of Borneo

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