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    South Africa's war effort reviewed from every angle.
    Durban, S. Africa: Graphic Air views Report of?

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Union in Arms / South Afriuca's Total Effort / Exclusive Photo Report by Maurice Ford

    SOUTH AFRICA: Durban:
    AIR VIEWS / AERIALS over coastline of Durban and town of Durna
    AIR VIEWS / AERIALS of Avro Anson plane flying over ships in harbour

    GV Skyline of Pretoria
    GV Government House
    South African flag flying on flagpole
    Close Shot General Smuts (South African PM)

    LV Youths (recruits) arriving at camp gate.
    Angle shot youths being directed by sentry.
    Youths walking along "Smuts Road" with their luggage
    CU sign "Smuts Road."

    New arrivals (in uniform) being drilled in marching
    Recruits with Lewis gun.
    Recruits fixing machine gun on tripod.
    Sign 'SAEC Concealment Camouflage Section'
    Track shot away from gun and instructor explaining.
    SV Instructor at blackboard.
    Various shots of men seated listening to instructor
    Men walking to camouflaged soldier behind bush.
    CU camouflaged soldier in tall grass raises his straw camouflaged head.
    Camouflaged rifle fires in grass
    Soldier gets up from camouflaged position and walks towards men and instructor and soldier inspects his camouflage
    PAN men making notes.
    Desert type of camouflage showing men opening concealed Bren gun post in sand.
    Men in pit with Bren gun.
    Two men remove camouflage to reveal soldier in look-out in a small pit.
    Camouflaged man and ordinary S. African soldier.
    CU camouflaged soldier track towards camera

    Air Cadets marching past headed by "Piper" band.
    CU Air Commodore Frew taking salute
    Air force girls marching past.
    Parents sitting watching.
    Frew shakes hands and presents Wings to Cadet.
    CUs Frew pins Wings on to tunics and talking to cadets
    Planes flying over assembly in fly past to salute new Cadets.
    RAF flag flying beside SAAF flag

    GVs machine shop in factory and women working at machines
    CU woman at machine pan down to machine working.
    Another woman, wearing goggles, working at machine.
    CU side view same woman.
    Various shots of grinding machines at work.
    CU sign "Cincinatti" on American machine.
    CU showing American machine working.
    Angle shot of lathe turning with gun barrel

    Close Shot gun barrels lined up PULL OUT

    GV fitting shop floor
    Two men sliding barrel into position on cradle of gun.
    Armour plate covering being put on to gun.
    CU man fixing gun-sight.
    Testing breach of gun.
    GV Workers checking finished gun.

    Howitzer guns being towed by lorries.
    Gunners erecting gun into position.
    CU soldier looking at gun-sight.
    Hand putting shell into breach and closing.
    LV gun fires.
    Back shot gun fires.
    GV explosion.
    CU gun fires.
    CU explosion.

    Convoy of armoured vehicles along road.
    Travel shot armoured vehicles along road.
    LV vehicles across field, on manoeuvres, in "V" formation.
    CU vehicles across field in "V" formation and then stop.
    Angle shot signaller on armoured vehicle with flag.
    GV vehicles across field.
    Vehicle towards and runs over tree.

    Close Side Shot machine gun firing.
    Bursts in sand.
    CV Vehicles lined up and crews waving PAN

    CU Morris Ford photographing with cine camera

    Military band towards leading troops to station.
    GVs troops marching with kit bags.
    High Angle shot troops lined up on railway station.
    CUs Soldiers smiling
    CU War veteran.
    Soldier chalking 'V' on front of train
    "North and Victory" on side of train and soldiers waving from windows
    Train towards and past with cheering troops waving from windows PAN to BV
    Angle shot of soldier saluting with South African flag in background
    South African flag flying on flagpole

    Personalities - Journalists, British Empire, Camera Effects, Military - Active / Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts
    Background: South Africa's war effort reviewed from every angle.
    Durban, S. Africa: Graphic Air views Report of M. Ford's Pictures of Durban.

    Pictures of Government House etc. in Pretoria.

    Young Boys Join S. African Youth Training Brigade.

    South African Engineering Corps Receiving Lesson in Camouflage.

    Presentation of Wings to Men Who Had Dressed into War Service With the RAF.

    Speedy War-Production of 3.6" Howitzers in South African Factory.

    3.7" Howitzers go to Artillery Units Towed by Lorries and are Tested.

    Pictures of 80 m.p.h. Armoured Vehicles.

    Departure of S. African Troops for Middle East etc.

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