• Short Summary

    Good story about young women of the South African ATS training with shore artillery.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "African Mirror No. 147. Vital Work By Women Specialists".

    South Africa.

    LS of South Africa beach with mountains in background. Women of the South African ATS (A.T.S. - Auxiliary Territorial Service) play on beach and in sea in swimming costumes. They play leapfrog.

    A bell is rung at the cookhouse. Various shots of the young women (now in uniform) eating breakfast in hall. Shots of the girls relaxing in living quarters, reading, knitting and combing hair. Shots of the girls running outside to form up in ranks. They are inspected and march away.

    Shots of ATS women doing gunnery training with models.

    Women do gunnery training with large shore based artillery gun. A male officer overseas their training.

    Various shots of women showing how they would act in the event of an attack. They use listening devices and telescopes and pass information to the soldiers manning anti-aircraft guns.

    Various shots of women giving details to men operating shore battery to attack an enemy ship. The gun fires. More shots of the women looking at ships and using aiming devices to guide the guns. More shots of gun firing.

    General Tanner and other officials inspect the ATS women at the end of their course of training. They march off. One of the officials - Mr Sturrock - films the parade with a cine camera. More shots of parade.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:06:00 / 01:25:37:00
    UN 167 B

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