Stages in the demobilization and repatriation of members of the AIF

Accession Number F00054
Collection type Film
Measurement 23 min 46 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Short film
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Joyce, William Henry
Place made Belgium: Wallonie, Hainaut, Charleroi, France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Armentieres, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Hampshire, Southampton
Date made 1919
Access Open
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Whilst awaiting demobilization large numbers of men both in France and Great Britain avail themselves the opportunity offered them by taking up educational courses and thus fit themselves for re-entry into civil life. At Jeumont in France a large factory has been taken over by the AIF and converted into technical workshops where all manner of trade are taught to the men. All the fatigue work around the workshops is performed by German prisoners. 'Two up' is indulged in by the Australians in France. In preparation for movement to England, the men complete demobilization papers. The men travel by train from Charleroi to Le Harve where they embark for Southampton. Fourteen days leave is granted to each man before embarking for Australia from Liverpool on the 'Aeneas'.

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