• Short Summary

    A little dog becomes the first Australian to join the US army (as their mascot).

  • Description

    Titles read: "AUSTRALIAN JOINS US ARMY".

    Australia.

    Various shots of a little terrier puppy (could be a long-haired Jack Russell puppy) being inaugurated into the American army as the mascot of a US military camp. He is welcomed at the first Australian to join the American army. "Private Buddy Barker" is very cute and is made to wear a little cape and army hat, then is handed his leave pass.

    Several shots of Buddy on a lead, being taken for a walk around a city. He has a quick drink of water in a bar, then plays with another little pup in a park. Two American soldiers chat to two girls, one of whom owns the other dog. The four walk off together with the dogs.

    Note: there are a few slight jumps in the film, where frames have been removed because of decomposition. Print version has also been transferred which contains the missing microseconds; see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1346.23
    Media URN:
    44417
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:38:00 / 01:44:43:00
    Canister:
    42/102

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