ID number F00780
Title Dutch West Indians to fight Japs (News From Home No. 93)
Collection Film
Object type Newsreel
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 15 May 1944
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/sound
Measurement 1 min
Access Open
Copying provision Copy provided subject to permission from copyright holder


Troops from the Dutch West Indies arrive in Sydney on their way north to fight the Japanese. Most of the troops are from Dutch Guyana some being the direct descendents of African slaves. A group display sabres which are a traditional weapon of Dutch Colonial Troops.

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