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  • Short Summary

    Footage of Wrens relaxing in Australia.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    WRENS in Australia.

    M/S of WREN (Women's Royal Naval Service) sitting at desk using telephone. Various shots of Wrens working in Kitchen. Nice shots of the women sitting in canteen eating and chatting. C/Us of smiling women. Nurses making beds. Wrens relaxing. Good shots of Wrens in the sea and on the beach. M/Ss of Wrens holding koala bear and attempting to feed a kangaroo. Shots of Wrens on horseback.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2078.18
    Media URN:
    75589
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:03:00 / 01:52:58:00
    Canister:
    UN 1423 I

Comments (1)

  1. Toby Neal says

    The film is of British Wrens in Sydney in March 1945. I know this because my mother Miss Elizabeth Caiger was one of them who arrived at Sydney at the end of January 1945 and her quarters were in Ramsgate Avenue, the north side of Bondi Beach. The beach in the film is Bondi Beach. In a letter home dated March 22, 1945, my mother wrote: "We had the photographers in last week at breakfast time taking movie photos of us for Pathé-Gazette or so they said to go home. I’m in part of it looking very breakfastish I’m afraid but let me know if you see it." I can't recognise my mother being in the film in this preview version but the Wren at .29 can be identified (from our family albums of that period) as a friend called Doris Nairn. My mother married at St John's Church, Ashfield, Sydney, in October 1945.
    Toby Neal

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