More Aussie Troop Mascots

  • October 20, 2010
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Every Australian Does His Duty

Regular readers will remember our article last Anzac Day which included a picture of Aussie troops with a Kangaroo in front of the Egyptian Pyramids during WWI.

We'll we just stumbled across a fantastic old movie clip showing Australian troops and their kangaroo or wallaby mascot on Salisbury Plain in the United Kingdom during World War One also.

The clip, which runs for about 80 seconds is entitled "Australia Will Be There!" and shows King George V reviewing Australian troops on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England in 1916.

The clip starts with a shot of the King's group (about 15) riding on horseback; with the King's flag flying. It then pans to Australians; standing in long line with an officer in front saluting and a small kangaroo stands in front of the row.

It then continues with a better quality shot of King George & others, cuts to Australian troops marching by to right and more shots of the kangaroo mascot.

You can see the entire clip here.

Don't forget. If you have any photos or video of Aussie animals serving with our armed forces either here or overseas, we'd love to see them!

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