• Short Summary

    IN BRITAIN'S SNOWY, ICY WEATHER, SOME 40 FIJIAN RECRUITS TO THE BRITISH ARMY - THE ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS - DREW A DELIGHTED AUDIENCE WHEN THEY PERFORMED THEIR TRADITIONAL 'KAVA' CEREMONY JANUARY 2 AT SOUTHWOOD CAMP, FARNBOROUGH.

  • Description

    1.
    LV FIJIAN TROOPS FOOT DRILL IN SNOW
    0.06

    2.
    SV DITTO
    0.11

    3.
    CU ENGLISH SERGEANT DRILLING FIJIANS
    0.14

    4.
    SV PAN FIJIAN TROOPS DRILL
    0.19

    5.
    CU FIJIANS SALUTE
    0.20

    6.
    SV ZOOM OUT FIJIANS DO HULA DANCE (SOUND ON FILM) MUSIC AND SINGING
    0.40

    7.
    TV AUDIENCE APPLAUD (SOF) APPLAUSE
    0.43

    8.
    LV FIJIANS PERFORM TRADITIONAL KAVA CEREMONY (SOUND ON FILM): SINGING AND ACCOMPANIMENT
    1.17

    9.
    SV TROOPS APPLAUD (SOUND ON FILM APPLAUSE)
    1.20

    10.
    LV PAN FIJIANS PERFORM MEKE DANCE SEATED (SOUND ON FILM): SINGING AND MUSIC
    1.34

    11.
    TV TROOPS APPLAUD (SOUND ON FILM): APPLAUSE
    1.38



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN BRITAIN'S SNOWY, ICY WEATHER, SOME 40 FIJIAN RECRUITS TO THE BRITISH ARMY - THE ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS - DREW A DELIGHTED AUDIENCE WHEN THEY PERFORMED THEIR TRADITIONAL 'KAVA' CEREMONY JANUARY 2 AT SOUTHWOOD CAMP, FARNBOROUGH.

    THE RECRUITS, FROM' 1 TRAINING REGIMENT, RE,' AND '1 TRAINING BATTALION, RASC', FOLLOWED THEIR SMART FOOT DRILL IN THE SNOW WITH SONGS (SOF) AND DANCING, IN COLOURFUL SOUTH SEAS "BATTLEDRESS".

    THEIR 'KAVA' FESTIVAL IS BUILT ROUND THE OLD FIJIAN WELCOMING CEREMONY WHERE GUESTS ARE OFFERED A POTENT LIQUOR PREPARED FROM THE KAVA PLANT.

    AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE OF BRITISH TROOPS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND LOCAL CIVILIANS GAVE THE FIJIANS SOME WELL-DESERVED APPLAUSE AT THE END.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31LKG0A3KZ724URUIHHWHA6
    Media URN:
    VLVA31LKG0A3KZ724URUIHHWHA6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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