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The campaign to take back the small administrative and port centre of Salamaua from the Japanese army constituted one of the most important actions in the battle for New Guinea. The progress of the A... read more


The newsreel contains coverage of the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, including the activities of the 30 Squadron R.A.A.F. Beaufighters and their crew. Cameraman Damien Parer flew in the cockpit of Flt. L... read more


The newsreel covers the tour of the middle east, Libya and Palestine, by the then Prime Minister of Australia, Robert Menzies, February 1941. For more details, see this site's 'about the movie' secti... read more


Kokoda Front Line! features coverage of the Australian campaign against the Japanese along the Kokoda track in 1942, with some of the images becoming iconic and the production becoming notable for bei... read more


The newsreel looks at the guerilla war in the island of Timor, conducted by a once thought lost Australian band of soldiers against the Japanese occupiers in the second world war. The film looks at t... read more


This Damien Parer/Ken Hall newsreel was shot at a time remembered as the dark days to Australia's north, with the Japanese still strong and threatening Port Moresby with air raids. The air battle for... read more


Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) works as a cameraman for Cinetone, an Australian newsreel company in the 1950s, alongside 'ageing radical' editor (Bryan Brown), newsreel narrator Ken (old time radio star Jo... read more

magic pudding

This newsreel covers R.A.A.F. in action over New Guinea in the second world war, using cameraman Damien Parer's technique of getting into the cockpit behind the pilot to provide a bird's eye view of t... read more


The newsreel features coverage of the Australian campaign against the Japanese along the Kokoda track in 1942, with some of the images becoming iconic. This is the Movietone version of war cameraman ... read more


A Ticket in Tatts
George Wallace does flur