• Short Summary

    Australian troops leave Sydney to fight in Vietnam.

  • Description

    Sydney, Australia.

    Several shots of the Australian troops marching along crowded street of Sydney on their way to harbour. Crowd applauding and cheering. Troops marching. LV. Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt boards aircraft - he is going to Vietnam to visit Australian troops fighting there.

    GV. The troopship 'Sydney' at quay with crowds on dock. Top shot of the troopship as she moves away. SV. Small boy with mother and father, father is one of the Australian soldiers going to Vietnam. CU. Girlfriend kissed her soldier boyfriend. CU. Another couple kissing. CU. Another couple embrace. CU. Another couple embrace. LS. Crowd on dock. SV. Soldiers going aboard troopship. CU. Mother embraces son. SV. Pan, soldiers go aboard troopship. CU. Mother looking distraught. LS. Soldiers going aboard. SV. Girlfriend crying. LS. As the gangplank is raised and streamers fly from the ship to the dock, & LS. CU. Girlfriend crying.

    Top shot of the troopship moving away. LV. Troops on deck. GV. Zoom back to big general view as the 'Sydney' leaves the harbour.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:40:00 / 01:47:33:00

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