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    Three heavily tattooed soldiers show off their designs.

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    Tattoo soldiers.


    M/S of three heavily tattooed soldiers in Australia, they have the designs all over their bodies, and they range from a jungle scene to fairies and butterflies. One explains the significance of his.

    Transcript as follows:

    They’d soldiered in many parts and been tattooed in as many. If they couldn’t go to the pictures, they produced their own - on the front, the back and the spur of the moment. Maybe you’d like to listen in to a talk about titivating the torso.

    Wouldn’t mind laying a butterfly like that myself.

    She’s alright”

    What do you think of them, Aussie? What do you think of this old dragon here?

    They’re aright.

    Is that no better?

    What are they kneeling for, Jock?

    Well, in India it’s a jungle tattoo, and it’s near Bengal. It looks alright, don’t you think? Why don’t you show us Jock? Make your shades flap. Then you can see it’s winking.

    What’s that, the rising sun there, is it?

    Yes, that’s the rising sun. This is a monkey going up a tree, and this is a crocodile here, see, and this is a snake, a cobra.

    Hello, what’s this one here about?

    Well, this is India. See the toupee(?) here? He’s sweat it down, see. He’s got nothing left. He’s been in India that long. And “All that glorious” this is. And this is Palestine. We were in Palestine from 37 to 39. And I went on some patrols in Egypt and got that one there. And this one is from when I was in Ireland in 36, that one there.

    36. And what’s this big peacock here for?

    Oh, well I’ve got something under there that I didn’t like anyone else to see, so I got it covered up.

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    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:56:00 / 01:51:10:00
    NSP 317

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