South African troops leave for North Africa, General Smuts and their families say goodbye.
Title reads: "South Africa marches on".
Various shots of a large military parade of South African troops (Springboks). Good C/U of General J Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa, on platform. Smuts is saluting. Various M/Ss of troops marching past the platform.
The line of troops march to the railway station, various shots of the crowd lining the route. Various C/Us of the troops saying affectionate goodbyes to their wives and families. Various shots as the train pulls out of station. Soldiers lean out of windows waving, their loved-ones clutch hankies and wave back from platform.
Various shots of troops boarding a troopship. Members of Women's Auxiliary give out gifts of cigarettes to departing soldiers. Various shots of troops waving from the decks to relatives on the quay.
The Springboks are being sent to fight in North Africa.