TLF ID R8917
This clip from a silent black-and-white home movie shows Torres Strait Islander servicemen undertaking army training drills on Thursday Island (Weiban) during the Second World War. It opens with a long shot of barefoot uniformed men marching in formation, and passing behind a squad of stationary men. It then cuts to shots of servicemen carrying out rifle and bayonet drills and concludes with a squad of rifled servicemen at attention with a non-Indigenous officer or sergeant at their head. The home movie was filmed by John Alexander Crawford.
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