1. Brisbane pageant opens Red Cross appeal 2. Douglas C54 (DC4) Transport 3. AWAS scientist tests canned food for army 4. RAAF wrestling 5. Cue ace helps acf 6. Troops relax in island paradise. (News From Home No. 90)

Accession Number F00782
Collection type Film
Measurement 8 min
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/sound
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic Island
Date made 12 May 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

1. (56 sec) Brisbane, Queensland. City pageant opens Red Cross appeal week 2. (1 min 4 sec) New American transport aircraft, the Douglas C-54 Skymaster or DC-4 3. (57 sec) An AWAS Lieutenant in a laboratory tests army canned food and its reaction under army conditions 4. (1 min 20 sec) RAAF Warrant Officer Tampden and Sergeant Eddie Scarf wrestle in Sydney 5. (1 min 14 sec) Horace Lindrum gives an exhibition of Snooker and Billiards trick shots to raise funds for the Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) 6.(2 min 20 sec) Magnetic Island, Townsville, Queensland haven of rest for battle weary troops operated by the ACF and YMCA. [Items 1. to 4. Movietone News items 5. and 6. Cinesound Review.]