Australian soldiers of the Fifth Regiment return home after fighting in Vietnam.
Unissued / Unused material -
Title reads: "The Fighting Fifth". Australian voiceovered newsreel material.
VS Troopship HMAS Sydney docking in Sydney Harbour. CU Some of the faces of the waiting people on the quay. VS Emotional scenes on the quay as the soldiers of Australia's 'Fighting Fifth' come ashore and are greeted by relatives after fighting in Vietnam. CU a tiger cub which is the Fifth Battalion's mascot.
MS Flashback to 1965 of Australia's first national servicemen arriving at barracks. VS Flashback to medical and kitting out for Vietnam service. VS In open countryside in Vietnam - a helicopter swoops in low and picks up troops of the 5th and 6th Battalions and then takes off. VS Australian soldiers putting up barbed wire barricades in Vietnam. MS Injured soldier being carried towards helicopter.
VS On the steps of Sydney Town Hall the Administrator of the Commonwealth Sir Eric Bastyan takes the salute as the men of the Fighting Fifth march past.
(Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 21/05/1967.