Local army contingent Young and Cowra area 1940-1941 / Gordon Mote

Accession Number F03479
Collection type Film
Measurement 18 min
Object type Home movie
Physical description 16mm/b&w and colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Mote, Gordon
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australia: New South Wales, Cowra, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1940-1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

1. Local army contingent parade. Soldiers marching from their drill hall to the railway station at Young, NSW (B&W) 2. Mr Menzies in Young. Mr Menzies walking down Boorowa Street, Young. (Colour). 3. Over the Blue Mountains. 6th Division marching over the Blue Mountains (Colour). 4. AIF at Cowra. On parade at Cowra show grounds showing off their equipment - Bren gun carriers and guns (Colour). 5. The Amiens rail gun. Shows the gun still on the rails at Canberra railway yards (B&W) 6. Local army contingent on parade at Young Show. (Colour). 7. Anzac Day march 1940 Sydney. Shows Mounted Police, Naval band, sailors, submariners, Army band, 2nd Battalion, Pipe band 3rd Battalion (B&W). 8. Sydney Harbour March 1941. Troopships Queen Mary and Mauretania and the cruiser HMAS Canberra in Sydney Harbour. Mauretania at wharf and Queen Mary in middle of harbour and HMAS Canberra moored in Neutral Bay (B&W). 9. Fire destroys Young Cool Stores. Shows the fire burning at night and the aftermath the next day (Colour, B&W). 10. Young helps Greek Appeal. Shows local Army contingent, the 56th Battalion, nurses, Land Army girls, local groups and floats moving down Boorowa St. Young. The parade was in support of the local Greek community (B&W, Colour). [Titles and description Gordon Mote]

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