The Forgotten Force

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Show More

Related videos

Road to Tokyo
By late 1944, the worst of World War Two appears to be over. Germany is awaiting defeat after D-Day and Japan has been repulsed from Australia's doorstep. But the conflict in the Pacific is about to hot up and it will be a long road to Tokyo for the Allies...…
Prisoner's of Propaganda
In 1943, the Imperial Japanese Secret Service made a film called Calling Australia! to show the "exemplary conditions" under which prisoners of war were kept, and to "soften up" the Australian public for the anticipated occupation of their country by Japanese forces. Prisoners of Propaganda tells why the film was…
Kokoda -The Counterattack
Part of the Series: Kokoda
From the corridors of power to the blood-stained battlefields of the Papua New Guinea highlands, Kokoda tells the story of the brutal World War II military campaign between Australia and Japan that changed the course of Australian history. While most Australians have heard of the Kokoda Track - the scene…
Hellfire Pass
In 1943, Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts began working on the construction of the Thai-Burma railway. By the time it was completed, more than 100,000 men had died. On Anzac Day more than 40 years later, a group of ex-servicemen from Australia, the United Kingdom and Holland returned…
Action in Vietnam
In making this film about the Vietnam War, the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit did not look for battles and heroes. This was to be the story of the young Australians who were carrying on the standards of service begun by their grandfathers during the First World War. The emphasis was…
Kokoda - The Invasion
Part of the Series: Kokoda
From the corridors of power to the blood-stained battlefields of the Papua New Guinea highlands, Kokoda tells the story of the brutal World War II military campaign between Australia and Japan that changed the course of Australian history. While most Australians have heard of the Kokoda Track - the scene…
Menace
This post-World War Two propaganda film warns of a red tide of Communism sweeping the world, one which threatens to destroy our democratic way of life. "Government of the people, by the people, for the people," The words were Abraham Lincoln's, the inspiration was God. Yet in recent years, a…
Box Kite to Swing Wing
This updated version of the program RAAF Heritage looks at the Royal Australian Air Force from its formation in World War One, when flying machines were constructed from wood and canvas, to the amazing F-111s, a triumph of aerodynamic science. The program follows the RAAF campaigns in both world wars,…
Policing the Pacific
The Australian Federal Police find adventure and challenges in the region as they join the multinational police force known as the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and embark on a tour of duty to East Timor. Australian Federal Agents have policed the Solomon Islands since 2003 at…
Kokoda
From the corridors of power to the blood-stained battlefields of the Papua New Guinea highlands, Kokoda tells the story of the brutal World War II military campaign between Australia and Japan that changed the course of Australian history. Fought without mercy by foes with everything to lose, the ferocious battle…
Forgotten Corners of Military History
This series of 25-minute films, Forgotten Corners of Military History, considers subjects not generally known, even to students. Many of the topics deal with less memorable aspects of conflict, such as mutiny, or such as defeats on the battlefield, hence they have not been glamorised and publicised. Yet, these are…
Australia at War 1914-1918
For Australia, World War One was a social crisis as well as a military one. For the first time Australians were required to fight on behalf of their own country. This film, a reasoned appraisal of Australia's part in the First World War, also examines the effects of the war…