• Short Summary

    Lots of scrap metal is collected and broken down in a scrap yard in Australia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Scrap Metal Salvage 'Down Under' - Reported by our Australian Commentator".

    Sydney, Australia.

    GV & MS of large number of small boys making their way along street all pulling carts on which they collect scrap metal. MS of a black boy in the midst of the Aussies - Voiceover comments 'There's a black look for Hitler".

    VS of machines at work at a plant breaking up large items of scrap metal into smaller pieces.

    GV Sydney harbour bridge. (Suggestion that the workers are so eager for scrap that they are tempted by the Bridge)

    VS of small compressed block of scrap metal being loaded onto truck.

    MS of two bren gun carriers racing over rough ground.

    Cataloguers Note: Not sure what to make of the racist comment in the voiceover - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1059.13
    Media URN:
    21191
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:40:00 / 01:14:10:00
    Canister:
    40/86

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