ID numberF01007
Collection typeFilm
TitleCamp life at Palestine
Measurement10 min 31 sec
Object typeActuality footage
MakerParer, Damien Peter
Place made
  • British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Gaza, Gaza Ridge
  • British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Julis
  • British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Qastina
Date madeFebruary 1940
DescriptionPalestine, general shots of troops in camp and on route march, camp area February 1940. Identified personnel are 2165414 (NX160) Major Hector McDonald Finnie AAMC, with portable dentisit chair and drill rig setting up outside a tent; NX295 Captain Ethne Doris Swanson 2/1 Australian General Hospital, the fourth nurse issued with tent equipment and then walking towards camera and latter scene showing nurses reading facing lfet sitting in a chair; NX2 Brigadier Arthur Samuel Allen signing autograph book for nurses; NX 7591 Regimental Sergeant Major Donald Sanderson 2/2 Battalion purchasing oranges from local trader; VX9 Colonel George Alan Vasey, raising Australian flag; Sgt N Harris 6 Division Intelligence head and shoulder shot under a shower.

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