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  • Description

    Title reads: "Dance partners sign on".

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    U.S. army asks young women to volunteer as dance partners for conscripted soldiers - there is a massive response!

    Various shots of large queue of women. Various C/Us of girls, one is touching up her makeup. Various shots of girls being interviewed. Girls give different reasons for joining up scheme - some join for patriotic reasons, others are more concerned with their social life. One girls says: "Well, a lot of my boyfriends have been caught up in the Draft and they can't ditch me like that!".

    Because of the large numbers of girls interested, only a lucky few will be picked from a hat. Various shots of girls sitting in rows watching names are drawn from a glass bowl by a blindfolded soldier.

    Various shots of the lucky ladies arriving by bus at U.S. army base, they are met by soldiers. Various shots of girls and G.I.s dancing. Some great shots of couples jiving.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38675
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1111.36
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:07:00 / 01:40:54:00
    Canister:
    41/28
    Sort Number:
    41/028
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    dancing in the 40's RHYS Dancing LlARB r6 1944 LlARB ORDER 9 Soldiers Dancing MUSIC AND WAR USO
  • Stills

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

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