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Pictorial Parade No. 41

Short Film (Full Length) – 1955

This edition of the NFU magazine series first travels to Waiouru to observe the NZ Army’s elite Special Air Service, in the year it was established. The soldiers undergo bush exercises, an obstacle course and a mock ambush, training for deployment to Malaya. Then it’s up to Auckland Zoo to meet husky litters destined for an Antarctic Adventure with Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (the dogs are related to Captain Scott’s huskies). And finally, it’s further north to go shark fishing for “a day on the Kaipara” in a segment directed by Maurice Shadbolt.

Watch your fingers near those teeth: besides making a mess of the line they can give you a rotten gash.
– A shark fishing warning

Key Cast & Crew

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Maurice Shadbolt

Writer, Director, Editor

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Patrick Smyth

Editor, Director, Writer

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Lambton Burn

Editor, Director, Camera, Writer

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John Hutchinson

Camera

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Lex Alcock

Camera

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Gavin Yates

Narrator

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