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Newsreel 'Australian life guards stage surf carnival at Bondi'

Australian life guards surf riding in giant rolling waves at Bondi Beach in Australia. They demonstrate their nautical abilities.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Japanese Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zero fighter plane being tested at Wright Field, Ohio, during World War II

Army Air Forces records describe this as flight tests conducted at Wright Field on a Japanese Mitsubishi Type 0 MK2-SSF Hamp fighter plane, Army Air Forces (AAF) No. EB-201. (Recognized later, as a variant of the Zero, these Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 planes were renamed "Zeke 32.") Flight tests were made from January 9th to March 10th, 1944, to compare this aircraft with AAF fighters and to verify tests made in Australia by the Special Duties and Performance Flight of T.S.-7, Directorate of Technical Services, Melbourne. Test pilot in the cockpit with engine running. Closeup of pilot (possibly Captain Ralph C. Hoewing, who became first Commandant of the AAF Test Pilot School). He takes off from the airfield. and is seen in flight. Various aerial views of the Zero are seen including: flying overhead and from above as it flies over Ohio farmland. The pilot enters a shallow climb; and is seen from above and behind. He performs a slow descending roll. Finally, he buzzes the airfield at low altitude and high speed, and then brings the aircraft in for a smooth landing. (Note: This aircraft was rebuilt by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit in Hangar 7 at Eagle Farm Airfield, Brisbane, Australia, from the wrecks of five Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zeke's captured at Buna, New Guinea, during the war.) [ Ref. WWW. hangar7.org.au ]

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 1 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel "Australian girls stage mass drill at Army hospitals" shows entertainment for injured Australian troops

Australian girls from the Sydney Australia College of Physical Culture perform mass drills in Army Hospitals in Sydney Australia during World War 2. Crowd cheering. Patient on a wheel chair watches the mass drills. The girls perform gymnastics drills and calisthenic exercises with rhythm and precision as the crowd of injured Australian soldiers and sailors watches.

Date: 1944
Duration: 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The soldiers seated on the scout car being driven over sand during a test drive in Australia.

Army jeeps being tested in Australia. The soldiers seated on the army jeep driven over sand. A jeep driven on the sea shore. The Scout car gets stuck in a sand dune. Another Scout car passes the smaller car . A car being roughly driven.

Date: 1944
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Women Army Corps in a zoo in Australia.

Officials of Women Army Corps on streets in Australia. Lady Officers then go to a zoo; they play with small animals and feed them.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People gather to watch the rodeo as the Australians and Americans compete at the Sports Ground in Sydney, Australia.

The Australians and Americans compete in a rodeo at the Sports Ground in Sydney, Australia. People seated in a large number in the stadium. The Americans and Aussies riding horses on the ground. Some of the men falling from the horses. People cheering and applauding.

Date: 1944, June 15
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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