• Short Summary

    ON ANZAC DAY, APRIL 25, COMMONWEALTH FORCES IN THAILAND ATTENDED SERVICES COMMEMORATING THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC LANDING ON GALLIPOLI PENINSULAR, IN TURKEY, IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

  • Description

    1.
    MLS MONUMENT (ZOOM TO) SOLDIERS ENTERING GATE
    5 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS INSCRIPTION ON GRANITE SLAB
    10 ft

    3.
    MS SOLDIERS READING INSCRIPTION
    12 ft

    4.
    MS PEOPLE AT KANCHANABURI CEMETERY
    15 ft

    5.
    CU GRAVE
    17 ft

    6.
    CU NEW ZEALAND AMBASSADOR TO THAILAND
    19 ft

    7.
    CU BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO THAILAND
    20 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS (LEFT TO RIGHT): BRITISH AMBASSADOR, TURKISH CHARGE DE APPAIRES AND NEW ZEALAND AMBASSADOR
    23 ft

    9.
    LS GUESTS AT SERVICE
    25 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS PADRE OFFICIATING
    28 1/2 ft

    11.
    MLS TROOPS
    30 1/2 ft

    12.
    MLS DIGNITARIES AT SERVICE (TWO SHOTS)
    35 ft

    13.
    MLS PADRE OF OFFICIATING
    37 1/2 ft

    14.
    MS REPRESENTATIVES OF ARMED FORCES OF AUSTRALIA, BRITAIN AND NEW ZEALAND
    39 ft

    15.
    LS MONUMENT
    41 ft

    16.
    MS BUGLERS BLOWING LAST POST
    43 ft

    17.
    MS REPRESENTATIVES OF ARMED FORCES SALUTING (TWO SHOTS)
    45 ft

    18.
    MLS MONUMENT
    47 1/2 ft

    19.
    MS CHILD (ZOOM TO) UNKNOWN GRAVE
    51 ft

    20.
    LS GUEST LOOKING AT GRAVES
    55 ft

    21.
    MS THEY LEAVING CEMETERY AFTER SERVICE
    59 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON ANZAC DAY, APRIL 25, COMMONWEALTH FORCES IN THAILAND ATTENDED SERVICES COMMEMORATING THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC LANDING ON GALLIPOLI PENINSULAR, IN TURKEY, IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    THE ABORTIVE CAMPAIGN ON GALLIPOLI ON APRIL 25, 1915, INVOLVE BRITISH AUSTRALIAN, NEW ZEALAND AND INDIAN TROOPS. THE ASSAULT REMAINS ONE OF THE GREATEST MILITARY FEATS OF BRITISH HISTORY.

    THE FIRST ANZACS FOUGHT AT GALLIPOLI BECAUSE TURKEY WAS ALLIED TO GERMANY AND RUSSIA. HAD ASKED BRITISH AND FRENCH HELP. THE ALLIED COMMAND, WITH WINSTON CHURCHILL'S ENTHUSIASTIC BACKING, CHOSE TWO ANZAC DIVISIONS, TWO BRITISH DIVISIONS AND A FRENCH BRIGADE TO DRIVE THE TURKS OFF GALLIPOLI AND OPEN THE DARDANELLES AND THE BLACK SEA ROUTE TO RUSSIA.

    AT THE KANCHANABURI CEMETERY, NORTHEAST OF BANGKOK LIE THE BODIES OF THOUSANDS OF COMMONWEALTH SERVICEMEN AND CIVILIANS WHO DIED DURING THE JAPANESE INVASION OF BURMA, THAILAND AND MALAYA IN 1942.

    SOME OF THE MEN DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD WHILE OTHERS MET THEIR FATE BUILDING THE BURMA-THAI RAILWAY AND IN THE PRISON CAMPS OF THE RIVER KWAI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA42JCTYXLSCBJBAP4UKNMBV16Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA42JCTYXLSCBJBAP4UKNMBV16Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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