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  • Description

    Titles read: 'COMRADES FROM U.S.A.'.

    Cape Town, South Africa.

    Various shots of American sailors just arrived in Cape Town getting their shore legs and starting to look around the town. They chat to women at some little cabins on the quay and pose for cameras before walking off into the town. Nice street scenes of sailors walking along with civilians.

    Panning shot of American GI soldiers who have also recently arrived (mmm! That uniform!). The soldiers look at some ancient cannons in a public garden or park.

    Four US sailors walk along a country road on their way to Table Mountain with a female hostess in uniform. Sailors look at the view. Cable car carrying soldiers, sailors and civilians moves off up Table Mountain. At the top, the sailors take off their hats to show their barely-there hair! (Shaved heads). Commentator makes joke about it being a "hair-raising experience". Sailors walk about the Table Mountain area.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    75951
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2366.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:36:00 / 01:31:40:00
    Canister:
    42/56
    Sort Number:
    42/056
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Travel & Exploration War & Revolution Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Cities 1910-45
  • Stills

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

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