• Short Summary

    British and Commonwealth forces preparing for the battle to defend Singapore from the Japanese.

  • Description

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    Sun setting over the jungle / mist over the jungle / convoy of British Army lorries along road / vehicles along and being pushed along flooded road / locals pushing bicycles through floodwater / view of the sky / Japanese bomber aircraft overhead / explosion seen in distance as column of smoke rises / dead Japanese airman still attached to parachute / British soldiers examining aircraft wreckage / British military lorries crossing bridge / Indian sappers placing explosives on to bridge (mining bridge) / smoke in distance from oil dump blown up by British soldiers / oil dump burning / buildings destroyed by bombing as smoke rises beyond / train carrying refugees into station / women and children given food and drink / refugees at station

    Singapore:
    View over city / barricaded shops / locals digging large trench / ships being unloaded in port / stacks of barbed wire and army ambulance lorries on quayside / artillery guns / armoured vehicle from South Africa driven along past others that are parked / long row of armoured vehicles / army lorries as some move off / train loaded with field guins moving away
    Background: British and Commonwealth forces preparing for the battle to defend Singapore from the Japanese.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA161YBW3QB2MGMB4CSHPKDMU5W
    Media URN:
    VLVA161YBW3QB2MGMB4CSHPKDMU5W
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    World War 2: Singapore: British and Commonwealth forces preparing for the battle to defend Singapore from the Japanese

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