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Shooting an Invisible Enemy

Tamura, Keiko

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War cameraman Damien Parer (1912-44) is best known for his newsreel films of the war in New Guinea. In his most famous work, Kokoda Front Line, in 1942, Parer comments that the Japanese were 'complete masters of camouflage and deception'. The invisibility of the Japanese soldiers posed a challenge to the cameraman and the production team, as film essentially has to rely on visual images. As the war progressed, Parer managed to capture images of the enemy, and these were shown in his newsreels....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39760
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2010.484176

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