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  • Short Summary

    British Army picks up recruits in the Middle East.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear.

    Middle East ?

    Men of Arabian appearance marching line in a tented camp. They are being given kit bags - possibly recruits into the Allied army. Various shots of the men getting changed into their new uniforms, trying out their new boots, trying on their caps etc.

    The new recruits, now in uniform, salute before officer at desk in camp. They take an oath and are given their papers.

    British officer inspects new troops.

    New soldiers do traditional national dance in circle in camp.

    Various shots of recruits as they arrived at camp in van in their own clothes. They are shown round camp. Shots of them with army barber getting haircuts. Shots of men in village asking for recruits.

    CU Poster of Winston Churchill with Arabic writing on - used as recruiting tool. Volunteers go inside building. New recruits give hand prints as means of identification.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity, HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:07:00 / 01:41:48:00
    UN 719 B

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