• Short Summary

    Australians landing at Borneo - burning oil fields of Balikpapan.

  • Description

    Australia

    Title reads 'AIF in Borneo - Diggers Storm Balikpapan Oil fields'.

    Borneo, Indonesia.

    Various shots of the Australians battleships and landing crafts approaching the shore at Balikpapan, Borneo. Distant explosions, fire and thick smoke seen on shore - burning oil fields of Balikpapan. Japanese troops have set fire to oil field before abandoning the territory. Various shots of the troops, tanks and artillery moving through countryside, palm trees around. Several shots of three Generals talking. Several shots of the local people greeting the Australian liberators. The two Generals meeting Sultan Mohammed Shamal El Alam (sp?) in the British Residence House in Balikpapan. Various shots of the burning oil fields, raging fires and thick smoke seen. Australian infantry moving, with burning oil field in background.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2147.11
    Media URN:
    63776
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:06:00 / 01:23:53:00
    Canister:
    UN 1214 A

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