A pan of the sorting rooms shows women sorting the cleansed chocolate in preparation for blending. The kernels are then taken to the mills where they are ground into a smooth liquor.
Scenes of wheat harvesting are accompanied by commentary full of metaphors of nation-building based on ‘harvesting the benefits of a great past’.
A close-up of a ‘modern stud’ sheep is shown to be the product of a ‘century’s breeding’.
A beautifully photographed montage of Sydney’s architecture, streets, people and modes of transport that is rapidly edited to orchestrated music. Summary by Poppy de Souza.
Australian long boats reach the beach at Gallipoli, early in the morning on 25 April 1915. Hundreds of men storm ashore under heavy fire from rifle and artillery.
Having said goodbye to his family, Will (Guy Hastings) marches out with his unit to board a transport ship. As his ship sails, he reads his farewell letters.
Will (Guy Hastings) joins his friends in Martin Place, Sydney, for a drink. They discuss the war while drinking and Will urges them to join up.
Will Brown (Guy Hastings) has joined up. He realises it is time to put away the things of his sporting youth. He picks up his rifle and heads off to training camp.
This newsreel segment shows a parade in 1915 for the French Red Cross.
The songs sung by music hall artists during the First World War were often filled with war fever and patriotism.