Australians in the desert

Accession Number F00142
Collection type Film
Measurement 11 min 23 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Pathe Gazette
Place made Egypt: North Egypt, Mena
Date made c 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Extract from a Pathé Gazette newsreel on the AIF training in Egypt probably before Gallipoli. Titles: 'AUSTRALIANS IN THE DESERT. A patrol of the Victorian Horse near the Suez Canal'. 'Return to camp'. 'UNDER THE PYRAMIDS. An Australian field cookhouse at Mena Camp'. 'A march past of the Third Brigade in the desert.' ' The 2nd Battery RFA (New South Wales) returning to camp'. The film shows good examples of mounted infantry training and some scenes of Australian Light Horse on the march. There are also some excellent scenes of artillery showing details of horse types, harness, 18 pounder fiield guns and limbers.

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