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  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "African Mirror No. 110. Girls And Guns!"

    South Africa.

    Parade of young women from the South African ATS (A.T.S. - Auxiliary Territorial Service) outside their barracks. The voiceover says that they are joining the coastal defences.

    A plane flies overhead.

    The women run at the double outside their billets. They climb down into a bomb-proof chamber housing equipment for aiming coastal artillery.

    View of a ship off the coast.

    Shots of young women at observation post using telescopes etc. and radios. Women use range finding equipment .

    A large coastal battery swings into action and the soldiers aim their guns at the ship. Shots of senior officer observing test.

    Shots of the girls relaxing in the canteen, eating and drinking and combing their (male) sergeant major's hair. Group of ATS women walk along with paperwork.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:26:00 / 01:40:15:00
    UN 169 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 0169 D
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    South Africa WW2 Coast Artillery South Africa Archive
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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