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    War correspondent (World War II) (World War 2) Maurice Ford reports on rearguard action against Japanese forces in Burma.

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    * * Music overlaid on the following shots SOT * *
    Sign 'Advance Headquarters Entrance'
    Headquarters military staff at conference, close ups of five soldiers seated together
    3rd Colonial Frontier Force on jungle patrol, Commanding Officer J.O.V. Edwards leading Burmese troops approaching jungle
    Edwards leading Burmese troops into jungle
    Various of members of British Army Brigade of Gurkhas away into jungle, running thru jungle as cutting down trees with Kukri knives
    Gurka soldier with fixed bayonet patrolling through jungle

    Japanese fighter planes flying overhead
    General view of columns of smoke from village
    Japanese fighter plane flying thru overhead
    Black smoke billowing from behind trees
    Two Japanese fighter planes weaving in sky
    Billowing smoke over town, trees in foreground
    Japanese plane loops and dives down
    Bombs dropping and exploding close to camera
    Columns of smoke and fire over town, trees in foreground
    Various of buildings and trees on fire (blazing)
    Town razed to ground after Japanese attack, rubble over ground TRACK FORWARDS
    Bullock carts with refugees turning off road in fields
    Long line of refugees in road TRACK FORWARDS
    Close up of little girl and woman (refugees) in cart
    Various of refugees
    Railway in No Man's Land PAN Gloucester Regiment troops (soldiers) in trench in railway
    Troops with rifles in trench next to Commanding officer
    Close up of Commanding Office
    Bren carrier with soldiers thru jungle
    Bren carrier driving thru jungle TRACK FORWARDS
    Bren carrier along then soldiers out of carrier
    Victor Philatoff (Russian soldier fighting with British Army) posing
    Antitank crew in jungle with gun
    Arthur Toghill (British soldier from Bristol) laughing with Jack Godwin (British soldier from Cirencester PAN gun
    Ttwo lorries with mortars
    Officer looks thru field glasses
    Enemy position in trees and bushes
    British soldiers firing mortars from three lorries
    Shell bursts on enemy positions amongst trees
    Lieutenant Christenson giving order to fire
    Soldiers firing mortars from three lorries
    Shell exploding in trees and bushes
    Gloucester Regiment advancing
    Soldier fires mortar
    Explosion on side of railway track
    Maurice Ford (News reporter) running along with camera
    Gloucesters across railway line
    Various of British troops making house to house search in village
    British soldier runs with tommy gun to side of building
    Various of soldiers firing guns and searching between buildings
    Troops climbing into lorry and smiling at camera
    Lorry away as soldiers wave
    Sunset over Burma with palm tree silhouetted in the foreground
    Background: War correspondent (World War II) (World War 2) Maurice Ford reports on rearguard action against Japanese forces in Burma.

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