The Battle of Milne Bay (1942): oral history and documentary project

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Jones, Leonie E.. 2005. The Battle of Milne Bay (1942): oral history and documentary project. Toowoomba, Australia.
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The Battle of Milne Bay (1942): oral history and documentary project

Type of WorkAudio/visual recording
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DirectorJones, Leonie E.
Year2005
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Description of Work

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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.

Contains Sensitive ContentContains sensitive content
Sensitive Handling NoteContains images, voices, and/or names of deceased persons
Contains traumatic content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360505. Screen media
430302. Australian history
Public Notes

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.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
EventThe Battle of Milne Bay (1942) - Public Screening
Event Details
The Battle of Milne Bay (1942) - Public Screening
Event Date
26 to end of 26 Aug 2005
Event Location
Toowoomba, Australia
Event Venue
University of Southern Queensland
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