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    Lord and Lady Mountbatten visit Australian troops and convalescents.

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    Unissued / Unused Material.

    Location unknown.

    Several shots of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, visiting Australian troops and convalescents.

    (A.F.U. Lavender. J/FUB/396-8.)

    Old record suggests date as 01/10/1945.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:50:00 / 01:55:09:00
    UN 1287 C

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  1. Ray Jelley says

    At 2 minutes and 22 seconds into this clip my uncle, Robert Harby Gilbert Jelley appears. He is the very short soldier in the slouch hat. Bob (as he was known to his family or 'Tich' to his comrades) had been a prisoner-of-war for 3 1/2 years. He was the shortest soldier in the Eastern Command section of the Australian Army and was just 4 feet 10 1/2 inches tall. He was a Bombardier with the 4th Anti-tank Regiment and part of the 8th Division. This clip is of great significance to our family because it was the first indication that Bob had survived. My grandmother, Mildred Fawell Jelley and her daughter, my aunt Barbara, had gone to the pictures at the Rialto Theatre in Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to see a film. My aunt was so taken aback at seeing Bob that she let out such an exclamation "It's Bob" that the projectionist stopped the film to find out what was going on.
    Bob had been forced to watch while eight of his comrades were executed for attempting to escape.

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