• Short Summary

    Young men being conscripted and their mothers protesting as they are sent to the military.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Australian newsreel item. Title reads: "National Service: They're In The Army Now".

    Sydney, Australia

    Various shots, conscripts arriving at Marrickville army depot as National Service returns to Australia. MS Mothers demonstrate outside holding sign, 'Save Our Sons'. Various shots, sons say goodbye to their parents and enter the depot. Various shots, conscripts going through their documentation. MS Doctor looking at young man. CU Dentist at work. MS Group of conscripts walking off. FLASHBACK on film of National Servicemen coming in in 1940. FLASHBACK to 1940 and the recruits in training.

    Various shots, present day at Central Station where conscripts are to board a train for the training camp and families have come to say their farewells. More people are here to demonstrate against National Service with signs saying "No Conscription". MS Sign 'Kapooka Military Base'. MS Recruit receiving an injection in both arms at once. Various shots, conscripts being kitted, photographed and issued with rifles. LS and MS The new soldiers on parade.

    Note: Date on original record: 11/07/1965. Australian commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:39:00 / 01:55:34:00
    UN 4037 C

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