A government sponsored recruitment film to encourage soldiers to Suffolk’s Territorial Army. Colonel Coburn appeals to any possible volunteers’ sense of patriotism ”to defend England our homeland, the heart of the British Empire”. A Drumhead parade service of some 350 volunteers is held at Christchurch Park, Ipswich, on Empire Day, followed by weapons demonstrations. All fit men must join the ranks of the Territorials!
The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.