• Short Summary

    Australian forces invade Japanese held island in Papua New Guinea.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "AIF captures Satelberg".

    Intertitle reads: "Tanks played an important part in the capture of Satelberg. Frank Bagnall lived with the forward troops to the this film record of the successful action".

    Papua New Guinea.

    Various shots landing craft with GI crews taking Australian soldiers to Japanese held island. Various shots Aussie infantry and tanks advancing into jungle - lots of mud and water. Various shots bodies of dead Japanese soldiers outside dugouts, one appears to be blindfolded.

    Various shots Australian wounded being carried to safety by comrades or on stretchers. Various shots of Aussie soldiers giving supplies to British soldiers stranded for weeks in jungle. The Tommies show their gratitude by giving the Aussies their captured Japanese trophies (bugles etc.)

    Various shots Aussie war hero telling his story to press corps reporter. Brief shot army barber cutting hair on hilltop. More shot Aussies advancing through jungle despite difficult conditions. Various shots indigenous people returning to their villages, carrying their belongings.

    AIF = Australian Imperial Forces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:08:00 / 01:35:21:00
    UN 771 A

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