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:
A US Marine carries a Colt M1911A1 in a hip holster.
Several Australian Commandos from the 2/3rd Independent Company carry the M1928 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.
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.
The M1 Garand is carried by US Marines fighting on Peleliu.
Several US Marines on Peleliu Island carry the M1 Carbine.
Arisaka Type 38
Japanese soldiers use the Arisaka Type 38. One Japanese soldier on Peleliu carries the Arisaka Type 38 Carbine.
Australian Commandos from the 2/3rd Independent Commando Company use the Bren Mk1 in combat.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
US Marines fighting on Peleliu Island carry the M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle.
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.
Type 96 Light Machine Gun
The Type 96 light machine gun is used by Japanese soldiers on Peleliu.
US Marines use an M1A1 Bazooka.
US Marines use an M1 Flamethrower in action on Peleliu.
A Mills Bomb is used by a New Guinea soldier on the Kokoda trail. Damien Parer later gives one to a wounded Australian militiaman.