South African troops receive a great send off as they begin their journey to war.
Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.
Title reads: "African Mirror No. 47. Farewell and Good Luck!"
Johannesburg, South Africa.
South African soldiers march down a crowd lined street. People cheer and banners are out wishing them luck as they leave for Europe and WWII. The Mayor of Johannesburg takes the salute as the troops (wearing odd hats) march past. The troops are led by a bagpipe and drum band and the soldiers wear kilts.
They march to the railway station where they begin to get on to a train. Only one or two African faces in the crowds. CU of soldier saying goodbye to young child. Soldiers eat sausages before leaving.
Various shots of the crowded troop train carrying the men away. Their loved ones wave from a crowded platform.