Title Details

A Giant Awakes

Propaganda film about the ship building industry during World War II.
Year : 1946 | Total Duration : 7 Minutes |
WS sea. Surfer on longboard with woman riding on his shoulders. VS tug boats and ocean liners, boat at wharf. Torpedo through water and VS ships exploding, submarine in water, men fleeing struck ship, man sliding down rope, lifeboats at sea. VS boatbuilding, sawing and chiselling, timber frames. Steel boatbuilding, draughtswoman in office, furnaces and forging, steelworks, VS machinery. VS shipyard, men on timber ladders, GS dogmen riding girders. Rivet being heated and hammered into place. VS riveting. VS shipbuilding, steam train in yard, cranes, welding ships, propeller. Ships being launched, crowds cheering. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 131904 | 6 mins 52 secs | 1940s | Sydney | © NFSA | B&W |