On a damp Sydney morning, during the First World War, lines of Australian cavalry and infantry march down to the docks while others arrive by tram.
Two Anzac recruits pose for the camera, holding out their sleeves with armbands which read ‘Anzac recruits’. Another recruit puts money in the donation box.
Filmed in Sydney during the First World War, this clip shows a Red Cross bazaar held in Martin Place to raise money for the troops at Gallipoli.
This clip shows the on board activities of some of the troops about to depart Sydney to fight in the First World War. It begins with many of them relaxing on deck.
Rupert Kathner (Ben Mendelsohn) announces his filmmaking vision: a projector atop the tallest city building screening his movies on white clouds in the sky, the entire world his audience.
Rupert Kathner (Ben Mendelsohn) is having trouble selling his film to production houses.
Film editor Geoff (Bryan Brown) makes a political joke, and a statement, by tampering with a newsreel to make fun of the newly-elected Prime Minister, Mr Menzies.
Cameraman Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and assistant Chris (Chris Haywood) rush ahead of the entrants in the round Australia Redex Trials to capture footage.
Cameraman Len Maguire and assistant Chris Hewitt (Chris Haywood) have battled rising waters to reach Maitland – then got drunk with their competitors, while waiting for the daylight.
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