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  • Description

    Titles read: "AUSTRALIAN SURF MEN - IN PALESTINE".

    Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.

    High angle shot shows men marching towards the sea on Bondi Beach in a 1939 lifeguard display.

    Gaza, Palestine.

    We then see various shots of Australian soldiers putting on a lifesaving display on a beach in Palestine. A large crowd watches, including Australian nurses and General Sir Thomas Blamey, as the men in trunks march up and down the beach, some carrying flags.

    The men give a display of surf rescue and the Australian Broadcasting Commission's mobile unit transmits the scene to homes thousands of miles away - C/U of radio engineer wearing headphones. A small group of men take part in a sprinting race along the beach. M/S of marching men in trunks on the beach fades into shot of Australian troops in uniform marching along. Soundtrack plays an Australian wartime song referring to a "nasty nazi".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43653
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1318.21
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:34:00 / 01:36:32:00
    Canister:
    42/16
    Sort Number:
    42/016
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    Misc Australia in WW2 Gaza Strip
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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