Jones, Leonie E. (2005) The Battle of Milne Bay (1942): oral history and documentary project. [A Creative/Applied Media collection]
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extent: The Milne Bay Campaign was vital to the protection of Australia against the advancing Japanese Forces in August 1942. It was the first significant defeat of a Japanese land force in World War II. The battle was fought over ten days often with bayonets in knee-deep mud. 161 Australians died in the battle. The battle, while integral to halting the advancing Japanese Army is not well-known being overshadowed by the well-known and mythologised Kokoda Track conflict. The oral history project is the first time the aging veterans of the Battle of Milne Bay have recorded their personal memories for public exhibition. The collection provides previously unknown information about the battle and the people who fought it from a personal point of view.
|Item Type:||A Creative/Applied Media collection (Creative/Applied Media - Original broadcast, distribution or cinema release of a media production)|
|Additional Information:||The documentary is on DVD which is sold at the Milne Bay Military Museum in Toowoomba. All proceeds from sales (approx. $9,000 per year) go directly to the Milne Bay Military Musuem as part of its fundraising efforts.|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television|
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||03 Sep 2012 08:26|
|Last Modified:||03 Sep 2012 09:33|
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