• Short Summary

    Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in North Africa, they are visited by Anthony Eden.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Middle East. The AIF Goes Into Camp".

    Egypt, North Africa / Middle East.

    VS Troop ships in the Suez Canal. MS Native boats alongside. Two MS of British Dominions Secretary Anthony Eden, being welcomed on board troopship. He stands with officers.

    MS New Zealand troops loaded into barges to go ashore.

    VS as Eden is welcomed aboard Australian troopship. He gives a speech to the men (Mute) and is given three cheers in return.

    VS Troops disembarking. MS Sign on station: "Kantara East". VS Troops receiving and eating food in mess-cans. VS of troops boarding trains.

    VS of troops detraining and boarding troop buses. GV White tented camp in desert. VS of local inhabitants, woman with pots on head, hubble-bubble pipe and soldiers bartering for oranges in market. Shots of soldiers eating fruit.

    MS ANZACS marching into camp. MS Anthony Eden talking to officers at camp. MS Pan with Eden's car as he drives away through cheering ranks. MS Bugle blowing trumpet outside guard house, pan up to the Southern Cross flying above. CU Southern Cross flag.

    N.B. Not sure what AIF stands for, possibly A.I.F. stands for Australian Infantry Forces.

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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:
    01:35:36:00 / 01:38:51:00
    UN 173 C

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