• Short Summary

    General Smuts inspects South African troops at the front and is reunited with his son, Jan.

  • Description

    Title reads: "General Smuts at the Front".

    South Africa.

    M/S of General Smuts, South African Prime Minister and Commander in Chief, getting into plane. Aerial shot of the aeroplane in flight. M/S of Smuts getting out of plane.

    Location of events unknown, probably somewhere in North Africa.

    M/S of Smuts and party of officials walking across grassy plain. Various shots of Smuts and officials inspecting South African troops. High angled shot of women transport drivers (aka "Mossies") marching. Various shots of the "Mossies" being inspected by Smuts. Various shots of Smuts meeting airmen at an advanced Air Force station. M/S of Smiths talking to his son, Second Lieutenant Jan Smuts of the Engineering Corps. Various shots of crowd of soldiers cheering. C/U of Smuts. According to narrator, soldiers refer to him affectionately as "Oom Jamie".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1069.10
    Media URN:
    37774
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:03:00 / 01:14:15:00
    Canister:
    41/11

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