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Australian Imperial Force on the trail of the crossing of the Blue Mountains

Extract from Cinesound Review. No. 0460. Special: A.I.F.’s Great Route March (1940). Cinesound Movietone Australian Newsreel Collection, 28298, National Film and Sound Archive

Australian Imperial Force soldiers marching to the Blue Mountains in 1940.


1. What does this short film clip show? Summarise what you see and hear.

2. Does the film appear to have a main purpose or message? If so, what do you think it is?

3. Who made the film clip and when was it made? Use this information to try to work out why the film was made. Does this change what you think about the purpose of the film?

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