• Short Summary

    Interviews with Australian soldiers and nurses, survivors from torpedoed ship Centaur.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Hospital Ship Torpedoed".

    Melbourne, Australia.

    Various shots of Australian soldiers, survivors of the hospital ship Centaur which was torpedoed by Japanese submarines. 268 Lives were lost. M/S of chief pantryman (cook?) of the Centaur being greeted by his family. Various shots of survivors being interviewed (natural sound). Fred Chichi remembers bravery of nurses, Sister Savage (in hospital bed) says she kept up morale of soldiers by leading them in prayer and Tom Hegarty who condemns the Japanese action as cold-blooded.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.35
    Media URN:
    44488
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:08:00 / 01:56:30:00
    Canister:
    44/5

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The Chief Pantryman described in the text is Ronald \"Ron\" Moate.

    \"Sister Savage\" is Sister Ellen Savage.

    \"Fred Chichi\" should read Fred Chidgey.

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