• Short Summary

    French Colonial troops who left the Vichy control arrive in Abyssinia to join Fighting French.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MORE RECRUITS FOR FIGHTING FRENCH".

    Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).

    Various shots of a train pulling into Dire dawa station. It is loaded with French Colonial troops who left the Vichy control to join the Fighting French.

    Among them are Somalis and Askaris who crossed the frontier between French and British Somaliland in order to join the fight for the preservation of the French Colonial Empire. Several shots of soldiers leaving the train, collecting their rifles and milling about the platforms.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.03
    Media URN:
    44456
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:09:00 / 01:03:08:00
    Canister:
    42/105

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