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South Africa

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Description A British production reporting on the contribution of South Africa, a sovereign Dominion of the Commonwealth, to the Allied war effort. Declares that the former antagonism between races - Dutch, English and Bantu - has been overcome. "This film opens with a brief outline of the country, showing how it is a land of contrasts in farming, living, worshipping, trading and in transport, and tells how South Africa made her own decision to enter the war and how she backed that decision. With the help of the British Admiralty, a navy was built up to defend the coastline , and RAF experts aided in South Africa's Air Training Scheme" (The Educational Screen, February 1944, 92).
Creator British Information Service
South African Bureau of Information
Great Britain. Crown Film Unit
Contributor Terry Trench : cutter
Ken Cameron : recordist
Victor Hely-Hutchinson : musical score by
Date Issued 1944
Spatial Coverage South Africa
Series Title Know Your Commonwealth
Duration 00:13:38
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.K.