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Titles tagged with ‘bombs’

13 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

1910s

The Enemy Within feature film – 1918

Snowy Baker stars as a secret agent who smashes a ring of German spies in Sydney during the First World War.

1940s

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.

Jungle Patrol newsreel – 1944

The story of eight Australian soldiers fighting the Japanese on Shaggy Ridge in New Guinea, in 1943.

1950s

Operation Buffalo – Colour Record sponsored film – 1956

In 1957, Britain’s Prime Minister declared that the Operation Buffalo tests would place Britain on an equal nuclear footing with the USA and the Soviet Union.

1960s

Operation Blowdown sponsored film – 1963

This is the official film of Operation Blowdown, the classified project that aimed to replicate the effects of a nuclear explosion on a tropical rainforest environment.

1980s

Against the Grain: More Meat than Wheat feature film – 1980

A terrorist visits his family in Western Australia after detonating a bomb in Sydney on Anzac Day.

Australia in World War 1 documentary – c1980

Hubert Wilkins, official Australian war photographer, would have shot most of this footage, some of which is recreated.

Frame Up. Who Bombed the Hilton, Who Didn’t? documentary – 1983

Produced in 1982, an example of the power of the media in the controversial trial of three Ananda Marga members – the men were acquitted two years later.

Four Corners – French Connections television program – 1985

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

Green Tea and Cherry Ripe documentary – 1989

A portrait of Japanese women who came to Australia as war brides after the Second World War, and their experiences in an alien land.

1990s

Phoenix – Top Quality Crims television program – 1991

Seminal procedural police drama, loosely based on the bombing of Victoria’s Russell Street Police Station in 1986.

2000s

The Healing of Bali documentary – 2003

This documentary explores the Balinese response to the terrorist bombings in Kuta on 12 October 2002.

Bomb Harvest documentary – 2007

This documentary follows an Australian bomb disposal specialist training a team in Laos to clear bombs left from the ‘secret war’ the US waged at the time of the Vietnam War.