PERSONAL RECORD. SIDEY, TKS. [2 NZ DIV. SIGNALS - DESERT, ITALY]

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Pan across Maadi Camp. YMCA Lowry Hut, Maadi Camp. Troops march under archway type wall. Soldiers sitting on bank, landscape with palm trees in bgd. Soldier standing beside archway. Soldiers march up hill. Game of rugby. Two soldiers in interior. Soldiers on parade are addressed by officer. Soldiers swim in sea. Soldiers build trench. Soldiers erect tent in wind. Countryside from moving vehicle. Seated soldier throws stones. Soldiers standing in group. Soldiers sitting in group in front of army vehicle. Group of soldiers pulling along equipment on trailer. Soldiers standing in desert, vehicles in bgd. Soldiers fire canon. Vehicles drive in desert, truck pulls canon. Smoke on horizon, burning truck. Soldiers swimming and sunbathing on beach. Two soldiers carrying tins up hill, camp in bgd. Soldier lies under shelter. Two soldiers lying in shelter, one reads book. Soldiers line up for mess. Scenes of soldiers watching theatre performance [Kiwi Concert Party]. Two officers walking in desert. Scenes of soldiers being given awards. British flag flying, soldiers stand beneath it. Group of officers standing. Officer at microphone, three officers stand in front of him. Group of soldiers march in line past British flag. Officer begins to pin award to soldier. Soldiers march past officers. Division Signals rugby team playing Māori Battalion in NZ Rugby championship final, Tripoli. Officers watch rugby game in stands. Second rugby game [G section match]. Soldiers seated on ground in grove of trees. Two soldiers stand beside sign ‘Metameur. [Tunisia]’ Soldiers stand to attention, camp buildings behind. Officer stands in front of microphone. [March out, Maadi].

Landscape. Soldiers parked beside road, posed beside truck. Army vehicles parked beside buildings, soldier looks at papers. View of town. Convoy of army vehicles drive over bridge. Soldiers in civvies in front of building. Soldiers inspect mine. Views of soldiers and locals outside town. Soldier stands in front of building with sign ‘HQ 79’. Soldiers in raft race on sea. [Taranto] Rugby game. Convoy of army vehicles drives past road sign. Soldier in office answers telephone. Soldiers having cup of tea and meal standing up outside. Views of bombed buildings, soldiers walk across rubble, army vehicles drive past. Bombed bridge. Tanks lined up outside building. Soldiers having meal in entrance to building. Colonel Freyberg toasts soldiers, drinks alcohol, shakes hands with soldiers. Soldier walks carrying skis across snow, snow covered hills in bgd, soldier skis down slope. Army vehicles drive through snow. Sign ‘No looting.’ Views of buildings in Italian town. Views of soldiers in ship approaching Port Said. Buildings and harbour. Steam train at station. Mosque, Port Said. Locals walk along train track. Soldiers in stationary train. Soldiers in ship.

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Year 1941

Reference number F36150

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:13:00

Credits Photography: Thomas Kay Sidey

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