• Short Summary

    South African troops set off for War. More recruits join up.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "African Mirror No. 48. South Africa's Army is Assembling."

    South Africa.

    Troops of the South African army gather in square. Many are wearing rain capes. CU soldier showing picture of sweetheart taped inside cap. Soldiers load up kitbags onto lorries.

    Group of Jewish soldiers gather on steps of Synagogue after special service.

    VS of troops marching out of barracks to station. VS of soldiers getting on board train. Shots of soldiers waving as train prepares to leave railway station. Soldiers hug and kiss wives and children before setting off.

    Title reads: "African Mirror No. 50. What about it?"

    CU large picture of South African Prime Minister General Jan Smuts on recruiting poster.

    Various shots of volunteers. Recruits get medical checks. Chest size, height and weight are measured.

    CU recruiting poster.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:08:00 / 01:38:01:00
    UN 182 A

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