• Short Summary

    British and Commonwealth troops advancing through Burmese jungle.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Action in Burma".

    Burma (now Myanmar).

    Various shots of British troops advancing through jungle on the Arakan Front. Men of the 14th Army advance across open area, crossing Japanese barbed wire. Various shots of artillery in action, backing up the infantry advance.

    More shots of infantry advancing, a couple of soldiers fall as if they have been shot. L/S of stretcher parties getting the wounded back for treatment. Various C/Us of dead Japanese soldiers. Various shots of infantry move further through jungle. M/S of Japanese corpse in tree.

    L/S of soldiers exploding booby trapped barricade of undergrowth across road. Various shots of Indian army mule column moving up with light artillery. M/S of British mortars firing onto Burmese village. Various shots of infantry scaling hillside near Burmese village.

    Pathe cameraman Oscar Bovill is mentioned in commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.36
    Media URN:
    44489
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:31:00 / 02:00:45:00
    Canister:
    44/5

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