An American General places a wreath on a memorial to the dead of the battle of the Coral Sea.
Unissued / Unused material -
Title reads: "Coral Sea. US General Lays Wreath At Cenotaph". Australian voiceovered newsreel material.
Martin Place, Melbourne, Australia.
MS Ex. Servicemen who have assembled in pouring rain for the Australian-American association Coral Sea Commemoration ceremony. LS of car arriving with motorcycle escort. Elevated LS street scene. MSs as American General Herbert B Powell, Commanding General of the United States Continental Command alights from car and is met by the President of the Australian American Association. Elevated LS as Gen. Powell is escorted to the Cenotaph beneath large umbrella. Elevated shots, looking down on people's umbrellas. MS and Elevated LS as Gen Powell places wreath on the Cenotaph. CUs Ex-Servicemen looking on. Elevated LS wreaths at base of Cenotaph.
(F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/04/1961.