• Short Summary

    British troops advancing through Burmese jungle towards Mandalay.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BRITISH ADVANCE ON MANDALAY".

    Burma.

    Tanks advancing through jungle, knocking chalets and trees over. Burning huts are seen as the tanks move. Tank carrying British troops who wave a captured Japanese flag. Close up shot of a plague warning sign.

    Various shots of Burmese refugees, mainly women with children and babies, returning to Mandalay with their bullock carts along a dusty track.

    Various shots of the British and Indian mule teams advancing towards Mandalay.

    Various shots of the Burmese shrines untouched by war. Several shots of the Burmese dancing girls performing on stage in open air - they are entertaining the troops. Various shots of members of a native band playing.

    Several shots of the Burmese men playing the game of Chonlin - a native type of football. Various shots of the Burmese boxing - bare fisted and very hard hitting type of pugilism.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1149.12
    Media URN:
    39863
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:12:00 / 01:25:28:00
    Canister:
    45/25

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