• Short Summary

    Australian soldiers' swing band, plus Aboriginal music and traditional dancing.

  • Description

    Part of issue SWING TIME.

    Australia.

    Various shots of Australian soldiers in a swing band entertaining a group of fellow Diggers. The band consists of battered drum kit, dilapidated piano and various home-made pipes and whistles. The soldiers all wear shorts, some have bare feet. Two soldiers get up and do comical dance at front of stage. The performance takes place outside, in background are army tents.

    Low angled shot of Aborigine playing didgiridoo, the soldiers sit on grass listening. Various shots of Aboriginal tribesmen performing traditional war dance for soldiers and women. Inside of natural sound a sound track of big band swing music is played over top of dance.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1570.20
    Media URN:
    50408
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:16:00 / 01:40:44:00
    Canister:
    NSP 404

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