Historical Movies

US 41st Infantry Division in Rockhampton 1943

Click here to view the video US 41st Division in Rockhampton (1 min 33 sec)

  During World War 2 US troops trained throughout Queensland. In the Rockhampton district some 50,000 to 70,000 troops were camped in and around the city.

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Many soldiers returned here for rest and recuperation after service in New Guinea.

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More information, including a map of camp locations, is contained in the Society's publication* "When the Americans came to Town…"

This book highlights the friendships that were formed with local families and now commemorated by the "Seats of Remembrance" See the list of videos for the opening ceremony