Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘armed forces’

19 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Australasian Gazette – Goodbye Sunny New South Wales newsreel – c1917

This newsreel footage from 1917 encourages young men to enlist for the First World War. It shows a public parade for soldiers travelling overseas to fight.

Australasian Gazette – Mimic Warfare newsreel – 1917

In this 1917 newsreel, troops from the Engineers’ Depot rehearse a raid on enemy trenches and are instructed by their commanding officers over the telephone.

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Bit of Black Business – Sharpeye short film – 2007

An 11-year-old boy’s sharp eyes help thwart an invasion exercise by elite Special Forces soldiers in the Torres Strait.

Browning Machine Gun sponsored film – c1940

An animated army training film that illustrates the operation of the Browning machine gun.

C

Cartoons of the Moment – Miss Australasia newsreel – c1915

Cartoons of the Moment employs cut-out animation, with two-dimensional character shapes photographed using a stop-motion technique.

Christmas Crackers home movie – 1945

This amateur film from 1945 shows the joy of a family reuniting at the end of the Second World War after the men return from overseas service.

D

Dirty War documentary – 2005

Defence force personnel say all military exercises are environmentally sustainable, but the filmmaker sides with the community.

E

Exile in Sarajevo documentary – 1997

The children’s stories are the most poignant in this very moving account, from civilians, of the last six months of the Bosnian War.

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Four Corners – French Connections television program – 1985

An extraordinary docudrama about the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and the death of a Portuguese cameraman.

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The Lighthorsemen feature film – 1987

In Palestine in 1917, two regiments of the Australian Light Horse attack Beersheba, in one of the last great mounted charges in history.

The Long Yard short film – 2000

In this animated short film, an ex-soldier has an encounter with death.

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Movietone Special: Peace: Australia Celebrates newsreel – 1945

This Movietone News special edition newsreel marking the nationwide celebrations at the end of the Second World War includes the iconic image of the 'dancing man’.

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Norforce Army Days at Hayes Creek, NT and Wyndham home movie – 1943

This footage was filmed by John Mack, a South Australian photographer and cinematographer who served as staff sergeant during the Second World War.

O

Opening of Queensland Parliament historical – 1899

This short clip shows the Queensland Governor arriving by horse-drawn carriage to open Queensland Parliament on 18 May 1899.

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Patrol Boat – Never Under the White Ensign television program – 1979

Patrol Boat is a television drama about the crew of a navy patrol boat, whose job it is to guard Australia’s coastal waters.

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Roberts, John: Anzac Day march Adelaide, South Australia and other segments home movie – c1941

This is a compilation of film segments from the John Roberts Home Movie Collection that have been spliced together.

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Sea Patrol – Cometh the Hour television program – 2007

Adventure-driven navy drama revolving around the crew of a patrol boat and set in the waters of northern Australia.

South-west Pacific sponsored film – 1943

During the Second World War, Chips Rafferty appeared in two short documentaries made for the federal government to support the domestic war effort.

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WWI Troops Embarkation and Charity Bazaars, Sydney historical – c1915

This silent footage shows newly recruited troops embarking for service; life on board the ships for troops heading overseas; and the fundraising activities of the Red Cross to aid in the war effort.