• Short Summary

    The Australian army saves £30,000 a year by salvaging and recycling scrap.

  • Description

    No title - Australian army salvage operation.

    Sydney, Australia.

    M/S of sign which reads - 'Salvage Recovery Section.' Two horse-drawn carts pull up full of sacks. Various shots as the soldiers unload them onto a big pile. Various shots as they compress the salvaged tin and make it into trays. Various shots as soldiers in the office re-use envelopes by having several spaces for different addresses. M/S as '£7000' is written on a piece of paper then torn off and thrown in the waste bin, this is the amount they get from recycling waste paper every year. M/S as sacks of paper are emptied out.

    Various shots as old straw is collected and taken to mills where it is recycled. Various shots as lead from a rifle range is collected to be made into cartridges, various shots of the lead in big slabs. Various shots as the salvage team dismantle a railway line, we see a soldier holding a piece of track which is transformed into a missile, he loads it into a big gun. C/U as a cheque for £30,000 is written out, this is what they save through salvage each year. Various shots as the soldiers carry buckets of scrap which turn into buckets of money.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:31:00 / 01:20:12:00
    NSP 271

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