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Summary: A picture of life on board a troopship during a 2 month voyage (the destination is never explicitly stated).
Description: The soundtrack is provided by the letters home of one of the men, and repeated singing of "Hold your hats on"; the film shows troops embarking; ship puts to sea and joins convoy; boat drill; PT (for the men and for an ATS unit on board); swimming and sunbathing; drill, and weapons training; a boxing match; some rough weather (soldiers wash clothes in rainwater); parade and dances on eve of arrival; disembarkation.
Production Details: War Office (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Army Film Unit (Production company)
Stewart, Hugh1910-12-142011-05-31 (Production individual)
Miller, Sonny (Production individual)
Addinsell, Richard (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Auxiliary Territorial Service (regiment/service)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - movement: ship (object name)
operations, British naval - escort: convoy (object name)
operations, British naval - routine (object name)
recreation, British military - sport: PT (object name)
recreation, British military - sport: boxing (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 675 ft; Running time: 7 mins
Notes: Remarks: film has a curiously dated look - troops in pith helmets, training with boys at rifle etc.
Documentation/associated material: COI file - shotlist, script