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  • Short Summary

    Australian football played by soldiers.

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    Australian football played by soldiers.

    Opens with shot of team with kangaroo symbols on shirts; pan to right across team. Shot of the other team (with the shape of Australia on their shirts) walking from building. Then a posed shot of that team. The Kangaroo team walk from building. Team captains flip for advantage. Then scenes of the game; pretty wild; intense; rough. A bunch of Aussie soldiers on a double-decker bus. Pan to left; showing more buses with more soldiers. CU top level of bus; with soldiers all waving. CU 2 soldiers with a girl in a uniform; all smiling; posing for picture.

    Recreation. World War One. Military/sports.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1860.17
    Media URN:
    71393
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:54:00 / 01:20:32:00
    Canister:
    ON 034 A

Comments (1)

  1. Michael Rogers says

    Is quite possibly this match:

    "AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL

    Anzac Teams in London.

    Well-known Players Take Part.

    LONDON, Oct. 29.

    An-exhibition game of Australian football was played at the Queen's Club, London, on Saturday by two Anzac sides, which respectively represented the 3rd Division A.I.F. and the Training Units A.I.F. There were about 3,000 spectators, and the proceeds will be devoted to the British and French Red Cross funds."

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1592423

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