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ID numberF00054
Collection typeFilm
TitleStages in the demobilization and repatriation of members of the AIF
Measurement23 min 46 sec
DownloadDownload video 132.92 MB
Object type
  • Actuality footage
  • Short film
MakerJoyce, 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 made1919
DescriptionWhilst 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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