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  • Description

    Titles read: "CEYLON TO-DAY [sic]".

    Ceylon, India.

    Various shots show the building of a new airfield in the wooded area of Ceylon. A bulldozer pushes down trees, an elephant with a man on its back lifts tree trunks with his tusks and trunk. M/S of men and women at work on the building of the airfield.

    M/S tea pickers at work in fields. Tea baskets are brought in, weighed up and paid for.

    Tapping rubber trees and sap cups being collected. In a factory rubber sap is poured into moulds. The sponge latex is put through rollers after it sets and comes out as pure rubber. Lengths of rubber are put on benches and cut.

    Several shots show process of young rubber trees being bud-grafted - a bud of good quality high yielding tree is grafted onto young rubber trees.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44231
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1340.08
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:54:00 / 01:14:27:00
    Canister:
    42/82
    Sort Number:
    42/082
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    India India gv\'s WW2 Elephants The Last Animals Indian Fields Indian Fields Women\'s War Effort
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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