Angels of war

Australia, 1981

Film
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Papua New Guinea men recount their experiences when war came to their islands in 1942. During three years a million Americans, 300,000 Japanese and nearly half a million Australians fought their way across the country. Cut into their memories are archival film sequences shot by Japanese, American and Australian cameramen and the songs and poems of black men and white writing about life and death in time of war. Now the men speak passionately of the white man’s promises, made to them in war and never kept in peace.

Credits

production company

Australian National University. Research School of Pacific Studies

producer

Andrew Pike

co-director

Andrew Pike

Hank Nelson

Gavan Daws

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016969

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Japan

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Papua New Guinea

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - United States

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

History → Papua New Guinea - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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