• Short Summary

    Commandos on wheels start the recruiting tour around the country.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "COMMANDO ON WHEELS".

    South Africa.

    Mrs Smuts, wife of the Prime Minster of South Africa, General Jan Smuts, presenting a scroll to men of a mobile commando unit who are to go around the country recruiting men for the fight. Various shots of the long column of motorcycles and cars moving off along roads with several cuts to Mrs Smuts, Colonel Werdmuller and Colonel Denys Reitz, Minister of Native Affairs, watching the column moving off. Several shots of the tour - wherever they go there are crowds around the roads to greet them.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1063.26
    Media URN:
    21302
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:09:00 / 01:33:46:00
    Canister:
    40/100

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