|Directed by||Tom Gurr|
|Produced by||Jack S. Allan|
|Written by||Tom Gurr|
|Narrated by||Peter Finch|
|Editing by||Frank Coffey|
|Studio||Commonwealth Film Unit|
|Distributed by||British Empire Films|
|Running time||19 minutes|
It starts with their initial deployment from Port Moresby on board a US plane called the Honeymoon Express, then covers their flight over the Owen Stanley Range and Kokoda Trail to an airstrip at Dampu in the Ramu Valley ten miles from the frontline. The eight troops them march through the Ramu Valley to Shaggy Ridge in the Finisterre Range – which the foreword claims was the nearest point to Tokyo reached by Allied troops. Some of the film was shot under fire. En route the patrol encounters enemy fire from a Japanese machine gun crew in a bunker and enemy sniper, which the Australians kill. Then they take part in a battle to take Shaggy Ridge.
Depiction of local people
New Guinea natives are depicted helping carry supplies for Australian soldiers and are referred to as "boongs", with narrator Peter Finch claiming, "You couldn't fight the war without the boong, the steady, patient boong".
The film was made by the Australian government to demonstrate the contribution of Australia to the New Guinea campaign, which they felt had not received sufficient acknowledgement. It was shot over five weeks and was widely distributed in Australia and overseas, including in newly liberated European countries. Writer-director Tom Gurr, who worked on the film without pay, estimated it was seen by fifteen million people.
- Corporal A C Pierson
- Private F C Northcott
- Private A B Graffin
- Private M J Driver
- Corporal R A Box
- Private J H Adams
- Private E Barmby
- "AUSTRALIA'S PART IN THE WAR.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912–1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 16 December 1944. p. 6. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- Program listing at National Film and Sound Archive
- Paul Byrnes, "Curators notes – Jungle Patrol", Australian Screenonline
- ""Jungle Patrol".". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842–1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 22 March 1944. p. 6. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- ""Jungle Patrol" to be Shown in Europe.". Army News (Darwin, NT : 1941–1946) (Darwin, NT: National Library of Australia). 7 July 1944. p. 3. Retrieved 13 February 2012.