Paramount survey of Ceylon activities includes Coastal Command, army manoeuvres and speed up in rubber production.
Aerodrome ready to be cleared of trees / Natives hacking at base of tree and trees on ground / Bulldozer at work pushing down trees / Elephant helping to clear aerodrome side / Shot showing clear aerodrome / Pilots walking across aerodrome to board Catalina flying boat/ Pilots in motor launch on way to Catalina and launch approaches Catalina / Shot from inside Catalina men entering and pan Catalina takes off / Angle shot pilot at controls and navigator shows pilot map / co-pilot at controls
Army lorries arriving / Troops jump out of lorries and troops entering jungle / Soldiers advancing through jungle / Bren gun carrier crew through stream / Soldier climbing out of bren gun carrier / soldier with rifle lying at base of tree / native women working in tea plantations picking tea and native holding scales / native weighing tea pan down to pile of tea on ground / Woman tapping tree for rubber and fixing cup on to rubber tree / Rubber dripping into cup
Latex poured into metal trays and pile of large lumps of latex / Worker putting lumps of latex into rolling machine / Rubber through rollers being pressed into crepe, natives putting sheets of crepe on to table and natives working on young rubber trees (bud grafting) / Workers inserting bud into base of tree and taping up base of tree / Clearing which has been made for bud grafted rubber.
Military - Active; Sino-Japanese War; Military - Active; Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Sri Lanka; World War II in the Far East; British Empire; Self-Reference;
Background: Paramount survey of Ceylon activities includes Coastal Command, army manoeuvres and speed up in rubber production.