• Short Summary

    Aussie bombers attack Japanese army base on island in Pacific.

  • Description

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

    Various shots of RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Blenheim bombers attacking Japanese air base on island in Pacific. Good C/Us of pilot at controls. Good shots machine gun fire on coast of island. We see air base buildings under attack, one is burning. Various aerial shots of bombs exploding. Various shots abandoned Japanese aeroplanes and wrecked barges by coast. Aerial shot of wrecked Japanese merchant ship. Intermittent Australian commentary - originally part of Australian newsreel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1845.17
    Media URN:
    60877
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:00:00 / 01:49:11:00
    Canister:
    UN 710 A

Comments (2)

  1. CHARPOY CHINDIT says

    They are RAAF Bostons in New Guinea, NOT Blenheims.

    Your descriptions are often shockingly bad!

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  2. G'Day, Sport says

    Just to let you know, the aircraft early in the film are Beaufighters.
    Bostons appear at the end.

    There appear to be no Blenheims in this clip.

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