• Short Summary

    Paramount survey of Ceylon activities includes Coastal Command, army manoeuvres and speed up in rubber production.

  • Description

    CEYLON:
    EXT
    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

    INT
    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4LSY2FOW6PK3AOWTZ1KJZWFEF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LSY2FOW6PK3AOWTZ1KJZWFEF
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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