• Short Summary

    South African soldiers in Kenya, they are heading north to reinforce Allied troops.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Springboks Trek North".

    Kenya, Africa.

    South African troops head towards North Africa to help with Allied Forces fight.

    L/S of troopship coming into dock. Various shots of 'Springboks' South African soldiers disembarking. M/S of trucks carrying troops.

    Various shots of Springbok troops marching over African plains towards camp. M/S of Sir Henry Moore, Governor of Kenya. He wears a military uniform with a plumed hat. Various shots troops standing to attention.

    M/S of soldiers in camp making netting / webbing. M/S of 4 army chefs kneading a big vat of bread dough. M/S of soldiers carrying stretchers with supplies parcels on, in the background a soldiers is feeding a baby zebra from a bucket.

    Low angled shot of a lookout post, a soldier is standing guard. M/S of soldier in a tree banging a saucepan - the alarm signal for when an enemy aircraft has been spotted. Various shots of soldiers running to gun emplacements, we see them pointing antiaircraft guns towards the sky. Various shots of guns being fired.

    M/S of bare chested pilot in cockpit. Various shots of Gloster Gladiator aeroplane taking off and in flight. Various shots burnt out wreck of an Italian Caproni aeroplane. Various shots of cheery looking soldiers marching along track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:36:00 / 01:46:12:00

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