The King's African Rifles guard the border between British and French Somaliland.
Item title reads - With our forces near Jibuti.
Zeila, British Somaliland.
M/S of Lieutenant General Cunningham G.O.C. in East Africa walking away from his aeroplane and inspecting the men of the King's African Rifles. They are guarding the frontier post on the border of French Somaliland against smuggling of foodstuffs into Vichy-French territory.
A bugler wakes them up just after sunrise and they run out from the barracks. Various shots of the N.C.O. shouting to them. C/U of soldier standing to attention. Various shots of the trucks driving the soldiers to their posts. A boy with a camel, and two women are brought in after trying to run the blockade at night. Various shots of the soldiers and their captives. Various shots of the soldiers. L/S of Union Jack flag stuck in the earth.