A Year to Remember 1942

Australia, 1965

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Collection of newsreel footage which made up Australia’s history in 1942 Allies pushed back to Singapore and forced to surrender - Japanese attack mainland New Guinea - Civilians prepare for aerial attack - Japanese bomb Darwin - Douglas MacArthur arrives in Canberra - Jobs on trams and buses filled by women - Japanese submarines attack Sydney Harbour - Fighting and conditions in New Guinea - Invention of the Owen Gun - War Loan Drive … and much more. Rated: G



Frank Killian






Black and White

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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Darwin (N.T.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Singapore

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sydney Harbour (N.S.W.)

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Newsreels - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Weapons

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Women in war

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

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


History → Australia - History

History → History

Places → Darwin (N.T.)

Places → Singapore

Places → Sydney Harbour (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia




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