• Short Summary

    G.I.s on leave at dance with Aussie girls, narrator is a G.I., includes good jitterbug shots.

  • Description

    Part of issue GOOD GROUNDS.


    Item promoting good relations between Australian people and visiting American servicemen.

    Map of Australia. Panning shot of sea. Map of America. C/U of handsome young American soldier speaking into microphone. He reads out a letter home to his parents and his sweetheart Betty. The letter forms the commentary for the rest of the story.

    Various shots of American servicemen on leave, including G.I. narrator. They arrive by plane at air base. They notice at poster advertising a dance for servicemen run by American Red Cross. M/S of Red Cross officials giving out free dance tickets to the servicemen and some Aussie girls. One of the officials warns a G.I.: "Soft drinks only!".

    M/S of the narrator meeting fellow servicemen and Australian girls at the dance hall. Lots of great shots of couples jitterbug dancing. C/U of the narrator sitting in a booth, chatting with an Australian girl named Francis. They both drink Coca-Cola from bottles. They show each other photographs of their sweethearts. Various shots of revellers doing conga around dance hall. Various shots of servicemen and Australian girls saying goodbye, the narrator explains; "rule is no escorts home". The narrator says goodbye to Francis and she wishes him luck.

    C/U of narrator speaking into microphone. He says how Americans and Australians share the same ideals and how proud he is to be fighting on their side.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:34:00 / 01:52:18:00
    NSP 362

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