• Short Summary

    British Army and Royal Navy forces invade Madagascar and seize it from Vichy France Axis units to protect shipping routes

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: South African War Zone: British Troops Take Control in the Capital of Madagascar

    MADAGASCAR: Various:
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    MADAGASCAR. Ships leave Diego Suarez..A.C.L's land Majunga..Tommy w. umbrella..blown up bridges..Gen. Platt meets Brig. Dimoline in Tananarive..troops march thro' city & native scene..(IN CUTS):- 3 King's African Rifles receive military medals for Gen. Sir W. Platt


    MILITARY BRITISH 3 King's African Rifles received military medals from Gen. Sir W. Platt in Madagascar


    NATIVES Natives when troops occupy Tananarive..woman washes..scenes in city (Madagascar)


    PLATT, General. Decorates 3 King's African Riflemen in Madagascar


    UMBRELLAS Tommy w. umbrella in Maagascar


    UMBRELLAS Tommy w. umbrella in Catania (Sicily)


    South Africa; Military - Active

    Antananarivo, Mahajanga, Majunga, capital, ships, seaport, armored cars, artillery, weapons, bridge, bridges, destroyed, temporary bridge, machine gun nests, camouflaged, island, natives, inhabitants, roadblocks, General Sir William Platt, Brigadier General William Alfred Dimoline, East African Theatre, Operation Ironclad, Royal Marine Commandos, South African Air Force, Diego Suarez, Antsiranana, Tananarive, Quisling, Vichy France, French forces
    Background: British Army and Royal Navy forces invade Madagascar and seize it from Vichy France Axis units to protect shipping routes

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1PNQDEXSPS0RV2JSH0DGC2M7Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1PNQDEXSPS0RV2JSH0DGC2M7Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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