• Short Summary

    Black African soldiers being trained to fight in British Army.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Troops from the Gold Coast".

    Gold Coast (Ghana), Africa.

    Various shots of troop of black African soldiers standing to attention, their officer is white. M/S of the soldiers removing their shirts. Various C/Us of bare chested soldiers. Two officers, one white and one black, inspect the half-naked soldiers. Various shots of black army cooks doling out rice to soldiers. C/U of soldier eating rice with his hand.

    Panning shot of soldiers running into the bush. Various shots of black soldiers aiming rifles and machine guns. Various shots of troop of black soldiers marching past cluster of mud huts, they are led by their white officers.

    Narrator explains: "They [the black soldiers] are not conscripts but volunteers who have found the Union Jack worth living under, and worth fighting for. They join people of the other Colonies and Dominions in the great march towards a free world".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1067.19
    Media URN:
    37737
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:00:00 / 01:23:06:00
    Canister:
    41/6

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