Part one of two from this full length episode.
Part two of two from this full length episode.
The credits for this episode.
Fighting in the jungle is perhaps the most difficult and perhaps the most testing of any military operation. And it was a real test for the morale, for the nerve and for the discipline of the troops concerned. The isolation, boredom, rain and mud, mosquitoes all contributed to real hardship which the men endured with great fortitude.– Jack Marshall, Company Commander
I raised the camera a couple of times and took some shots when the mortars were going in and these you could see exploding. I’m afraid there was no eye behind the eyepiece on that particular occasion.– Stan Wemyss, NFU cameraman
It is for us now to see that we go forward in the same spirit of co-operation, in the same spirit of mutual assistance, with the same spirit of justice between nation and nation and man and man as our boys went forward to fight for us and as our people have worked for us.– Prime Minister Peter Fraser’s victory speech