• Short Summary

    Last pictures from Rangoon before capture by Japanese forces show Burmese capital deserted and accumulation of lend-lease material on dockside.

  • Description

    BURMA (MYANMAR): Rangoon (Yangon):
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    Chinese mule column along thru jungle (arrival of Chinese battalions reinforcements to defend Burma)
    Liu Kwan Loong (Chinese General) greeted by British Staff officers (not heard)
    Close up of General Loong
    General views of British, Indian, Chinese and Australian troop convoy along road in horse carts
    Indian soldier drinking
    British soldier drinking next Australian soldier
    Various of Indian troops (soldiers) along in army trucks (moving up to the Front)
    Artillery driven across field
    Various of soldiers firing field guns

    Shwe Dagon Pagoda with birds fluttering in foreground
    Maurice Ford (War correspondent) with camera (in military uniform)
    General views of temple spires
    Statue of Bhudda on altar
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    Burmese man praying
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    General view of temple PAN ruins
    Ruins and wrecked buildings (following Japanese assault)
    Various of soldiers disembarking (troop reinforcements to defend Burma against Japanese attack)
    Troops driven along in army truck
    Indian troops marching thru Rangoon
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    Leland Stowe (American journalist) typing
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    Lorries and supplies on dockside TRACK
    Long lines of oil drums PAN wooden cases
    Various of crates stacked up (some printed with 'made in USA')
    Stacks of oil drums
    Lorry chasis with piles of tyres, engines
    Torn poster showing "Britain Delivers The Goods"

    American Volunteer Group (A.V.G) pilots on field
    Close up of Chinese sign on wing of "Tomahawk" (Curtiss P-40 fighter aircraft)
    A.V.G. pilots looking at map as run to "Tomahawk"
    "Tomahawk" starting up then taxiing past camera
    Nose of "Tomahawk" PAN "Tomahawk" planes flying overhead
    Japanese fighter plane diving down as dogfight (aerial combat) in progress
    Japanese fighter plane twisting and turning then dives to ground and crashes behind some huts
    Wreckage of crashed plane as soldiers arriving in cars at scene of crash
    Various of soldiers and Burmese people inspecting wreckage of crashed plane
    Background: Last pictures from Rangoon before capture by Japanese forces show Burmese capital deserted and accumulation of lend-lease material on dockside. Chinese battalions arrive, together with British and Indian reinforcements to defend country.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD4ZQQJI4ZBQ9CCVNJ4DDQMX4T
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4ZQQJI4ZBQ9CCVNJ4DDQMX4T
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    BURMA (MYANMAR): Arrival of Chinese, British and Indian troops to defend country against Japanese forces BURMA (MYANMAR): Arrival of Chinese, British and Indian troops to defend country against Japanese forces

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