Australia Marches with Britain

Australia Marches with Britain is a 1941 Australian documentary made for wartime propaganda.

Australia Marches with Britain
Directed byKen G. Hall
Produced byKen G. Hall
Narrated byPeter Bathurst
Edited byWilliam Shepherd
Production
company
Cinesound Productions
Department of Information
Distributed byNational Films Council
Release date
30 May 1941[1]
Running time
16 mins
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

It features on introduction by the then Minister of Information H.S. Foll.

Plot

A look at Australia's contribution to the war effort, including production of food, munitions and equipment.[2]

Production

The film was originally made for export to England, to be used there by the British Ministry of Information as part of an intensive long term Empire publicity campaign. However, it was then decided to release the film in Australia as well.[1]

The film ended up being widely screened throughout Allied countries, including the UK and USA.[3][4][5][6]

It was critically praised, the Sydney Morning Herald writing that "there is inspiration as well as imagination and drama in this film."[7]

References

  1. ""Australia Marches with Britain."". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 29 May 1941. p. 18. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. "AUSTRALIA'S WAR DRIVE IN SPECIAL FILM". Sunday Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 1 June 1941. p. 8. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. "AMERICAN SCHOOLGIRL— PAYS TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIANS". South Western Advertiser. Perth: National Library of Australia. 8 January 1943. p. 1. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. "AUSTRALIAN FILMS". Albany Advertiser. WA: National Library of Australia. 18 August 1941. p. 4. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. "PLAYTHING OF GOVERNMENTS". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 12 January 1942. p. 2. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  6. "PUBLICITY IN INDIES". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 1 August 1941. p. 6. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  7. "THE FILMS". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 2 June 1941. p. 3. Retrieved 13 March 2015.


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