Road to Tokyo

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Show More

Related videos

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…
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…
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…
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…
The Boys of H Company
Part of the Series: Special Forces Collection
At 9:00 a.m. on February 19, 1945, the soldiers of the United States Marine Corps 5th Division, H Company lowered themselves down rope cargo nets into landing crafts rocking in five-foot seas. They were less than a mile from the shore of the remote South Pacific island of Iwo Jima.…
The Forgotten Force
After the atomic obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, over 36,000 Australian men and women, part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), marched onto Japanese soil. They were assigned the toughest and most dangerous area of Japan: Hiroshima Prefecture, which included the atom-bombed city. The Forgotten Force tells for the…
Lost in Flanders
Ninety years after the last shots were fired, two young Australian historians embark on an emotional journey to the battlefields of the First World War on the infamous Western Front. History teacher Michael Molkentin joins battlefield historian Mat McLachlan in an exploration of the Australian soldiers' wartime experience in Belgium.…
The Longest Odds - Canadians in Hong Kong 1941
When Japan entered the Second World War in 1941, the British suffered a catastrophic defeat in Malaya and Singapore. Those events overshadowed the heroic defence of another British colony - Hong Kong. A garrison largely composed of Canadian troops - the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada -…
Till Something Breaks
Not every army officer wants to be a commando. Not every army officer is good enough. Till Something Breaks shows how the Commando Regiment makes its choice in a nightmare test that lasts 10 days and nights. The regiment tests these potential recruits to the limit. They are denied shelter.…
Menzies and Churchill at War
Using Robert Menzies' World War II diaries and remarkable 16mm film, Menzies and Churchill at War lifts the lid on a bitter behind the scenes battle between Winston Churchill and the Australian Prime Minister as the fate of Australia hangs in the balance. It follows Menzies to London during the…
Sir John Monash
Few men have contributed more to the general development of Australia, or the establishment of its young traditions, than the Melbourne soldier engineer Sir John Monash. Monash was a full time soldier for only five of his sixty-six years, but it was in this capacity that he is most remembered.…
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…