Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘army’

10 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Australian Visit television program – 1967

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations were timed to coincide with the five-day visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam and his wife in 1967.

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.

The Hero of the Dardanelles feature film – 1915

Hero is the first surviving feature film depiction of Australian troops of the First World War and includes images of a real army camp and real soldiers, in training at Liverpool, NSW.

Jungle Road sponsored film – c1963

While the film is patronising in its approach, it promotes the army’s work as vitally contributing to preparations for Papua New Guinea’s eventual independence.

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.

Rusty Bugles television program – 1980

Based on a banned 1948 stage play, this telemovie follows a group of soldiers posted to a remote base in the Northern Territory during the Second World War.

Terrain in South East Asia sponsored film – 1964

Produced in-house by Army Public Relations, this was a restricted-access training film for Australian troops placed in South-East Asian postings.

Terrain Study of Phuoc Tuy Province South Vietnam sponsored film – 1967

Many of the places named in this formerly restricted army training film have become pilgrimage tour destinations for veterans of the Vietnam War.

You Can’t See ‘Round Corners feature film – 1969

This film, shot at Kapooka camp, contains one of the only depictions in Australian cinema of soldiers training for Vietnam.