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Parer's War

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Parer's War (2014)

Parer's War is a 2014 Australian Television Movie about the World War Two career of photojournalist Damien Parer, whose footage of the Kokoda Campaign became the first Australian movie to win an Oscar. The film also covers with experiences embedded with the 2/3rd Independent Company in Salamaua-Lae and the 1st Marine Division on Peleliu Island. The director, Alister Grierson, also helmed the 2006 movie Kokoda .

The following weapons were used in the TV film Parer's War:


Colt M1911A1

A US Marine carries a Colt M1911A1 in a hip holster.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A US Marine with a Colt M1911A1 in a hip holster.

Submachine Guns

M1928 Thompson

Several Australian Commandos from the 2/3rd Independent Company carry the M1928 Thompson.

M1928 Thompson - .45 ACP
A Commando takes cover with his M1928 Thompson.
The Commando opens up.
A Commando advances under fire.
A Commando Officer yells for Parer to get his head down.

M1928A1 Thompson

Several Commandos from the 2/3d, including Lieutenant Ron "Judy" Garland (Toby Wallace) carry the M1928A1 Thompson. One Commando carries one with a 50-round drum magazine. US Marines fighting on Peleliu also use the Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Lieutenant Ron "Judy" Garland (Toby Wallace) with an M1928A1 Thompson.
Lieutenant Garland fires his Thompson.
Garland behind cover.
A Commando with a slung Thompson.
A US Marine with a Thompson.
M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The Commando to the right carries an M1928A1 Thompson with a 50-round drum magazine.


Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

The Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* is used by Australian Militia and Commandos from the 2/3rd Independent Company.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
Australian Militia armed with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles.
Militia on guard.
A Commando with a No.1 watches Parer search a bunker.
A Commando works the bolt on his .303...
...takes aim...
...and fires.
A Commando runs through fire.
A Commando shoots a wounded Japanese soldier.

M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is carried by US Marines fighting on Peleliu.

M1 Garand - .30-06
A Marine runs into combat with an M1 Garand.
A Marine fires his M1.
Marines as seen through a camera lense.
A Marine trying to warn Parer.

M1 Carbine

Several US Marines on Peleliu Island carry the M1 Carbine.

M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
A Marine carrying an M1 Carbine.
A Marine with his Carbine.

Arisaka Type 38

Japanese soldiers use the Arisaka Type 38. One Japanese soldier on Peleliu carries the Arisaka Type 38 Carbine.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Japanese soldiers with Arisaka Type 38 rifles.
An Arisaka next to a dead Japanese soldier.
Arisaka Type 38 Carbine - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Japanese soldier with an Arisaka Type 38 Carbine.
The soldier aims his Carbine.

Machine Guns

Bren Mk1

Australian Commandos from the 2/3rd Independent Commando Company use the Bren Mk1 in combat.

Bren Mk1 - .303 British
A Militiaman sleeping with his Bren.
Documentary footage of a Commando lugging a Bren.
Documentary footage of a Commando firing his Bren.
A Commando with his Bren Gun.
A Commando with a Bren.
A Dead Commando behind his Bren.

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle

US Marines fighting on Peleliu Island carry the M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle.

M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
A Marine fires his BAR.
A Marine lugging a BAR.

Vickers Mk1

The Vickers Mk1 is used by a 2/3rd Commando Machine Gun Crew in Salamaua-Lae. In one scene, the crew use it as plunging fire against distant Japanese positions.

Vickers Mk1 - .303 British
A Vickers Gun Crew fires plunging fire.
The Vickers seen through a camera lense.
The gun pit.
The gun crew in action against a Japanese attack.
The Vickers firing.
Over the shoulder firing.

Type 96 Light Machine Gun

The Type 96 light machine gun is used by Japanese soldiers on Peleliu.

Type 96 Light Machine Gun (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
A Japanese soldier takes up position with a Type 96.
The soldier takes aim.


M1A1 Bazooka

US Marines use an M1A1 Bazooka.

M1A1 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
A Marine in the center of the frame aims an M1A1 Bazooka.

M1 Flamethrower

US Marines use an M1 Flamethrower in action on Peleliu.

M1A1 Flamethrower
A Marine with an M1A1 Flamethrower.
The Marine in the center carries a Flamethrower.


Mills Bomb

A Mills Bomb is used by a New Guinea soldier on the Kokoda trail. Damien Parer later gives one to a wounded Australian militiaman.

No. 36M Mk.I Mills Bomb High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
A Mills Bomb in the hands of a native soldier.
Parer passes a Mills Bomb to a wounded Militiaman.

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