• Short Summary

    Australian troops attack island of Balikpapan - fierce jungle battle.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "PACIFIC ISLAND WARFARE".


    Australian troops fighting with Japanese troops on Labuan Island in Borneo. Tanks and infantry advancing through the jungle. Australian riflemen firing at Japanese snipers. Rescuing a casualty from a light tank. Japanese sniper laying dead in the undergrowth. Several shots of native refugees returning to their village and pass a large Union Jack. Various shots of starved natives and Indian prisoners of war some of whom have died.

    Australians attack Balikpapan - naval vessels putting up huge barrage. Huge pall of black smoke is seen. American General MacArthur onboard a vessel during the barrage. A shot of General Douglas MacArthur studying his watch during the barrage. Australians on LCI's invade the island. Aussies landing from LCI's. Close up shot of amphibious tank with crew in water. Troops wading ashore. Flame throwers in action. A native, or Japanese soldier (unclear) burning from head to foot running from hut. He falls on ground and attempts to check the flames. He is a victim of Australian flame thrower. Several more shots of a soldier operating hand flame thrower. Several shots of General MacArthur walking on battlefield with staff officers.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:13:00 / 01:25:49:00

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