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    French commandos carry out raid on Annam. Indochina.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    French commando raid on Annam. Indochina.

    Various shots sailing ships in the bay of Tourane. Various shots transport ship. MS aeroplane in flight. LS ship in bay. MS aeroplane in flight. MS back view men sitting on deck of ship as it makes towards Annam. CU sailor signalling with Aldis lamp. LS transport ship travelling across water, at sunset. MS sailor looking out from deck of ship. CU sailor looking towards land through binoculars. MS sailor manning gun. LS transport ship nearing land. MS transport and warships off shore. LS smoke rising from burning boats on shore. MS troops leaving landing craft. Various shots troops jumping down from landing craft and wading ashore. MS equipment being carried ashore on poles.

    MS's troops walking on beach. LS men walking past blazing boats on beach. MS men operating wireless post with other troops in background. MS troops walking among grass huts. MS burning boat. LS troops walking past burning boats. LS boat exploding. LS troops walking along road. MS stone hut with German lettering on outside. MS photographs of Joseph Stalin, Ho Chi Min and Mao Tse Tung on table inside Communist hut. MS troops walking past ruined building. MS Chinese building. LS's troops filing across bridge. MS bridge with notice by side. MS parachutes with supplies attached dropping from 'plane. MS's troops unfastening supplies.

    MS bridge over river which is to be blown up. CU pile of cartons of TNT. Various shots of soldiers fixing explosives to railway line on bridge. LS's soldiers walking off bridge. LS bridge being blown up. LS plane flying overhead. LS soldiers and inhabitants walking back to beach. LS crowd of natives seated on beach with soldiers behind. Various shots people. Various shots troops re-embarking on landing craft. LS village burning. LS transport ship sailing back. LS burning village. LS ship under way.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:39:00 / 01:45:56:00
    UN 2271 D

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