• Short Summary

    Publisher of SEAC newspaper explains how papers are delivered to soldiers on Burmese front.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Front Line Newspaper. Exclusive Commentary by Major Frank Owen, publisher of SEAC. The 14th Army's Newspaper".

    Burma (Myanmar) and Calcutta, India.

    Various shots of soldiers and mules advancing through mud in the jungle of Burma. Various shots of men firing shells. Various M/Ss of British soldiers in jungle seated around fire drinking tea. They look tired and dirty, flies buzz around them.

    Various shots of editorial office of the SEAC (South-Eastern Asia Command) newspaper, including C/Us of Owen and Len Jackson, sailor in Royal Navy and editor of the paper. C/U of female typist at work on Remington typewriter. Various C/Us of Photostat copies of overseas edition of News Chronicle, Daily Mirror, Cardiff Times and Belfast Telegraph. C/U of Owen on telephone.

    C/U of man looking at photos. Various shots of Indian men casting the moulds for the SEAC newspaper. Various shots of SEAC newspapers coming off printing press. Various shots of Indian men sorting and addressing newspapers.

    Various shots aeroplane landing on runway. Various shots of newspapers and mail being unloaded from aeroplane and onto a jeep. The jeep arrives at army camp. There is a big scramble as soldiers clamber onto jeep to get newspapers. C/U of British soldiers looking at cartoon strip 'Jane' in paper. M/S of patients receiving newspapers in Burma military hospital. Various shots of newspapers being dropped by parachute to soldiers on front line. Good C/Us of soldiers reading papers.

    Note: unusual titles - designed to look like newspaper headlines.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1143.19
    Media URN:
    39725
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:03:00 / 01:58:17:00
    Canister:
    45/10

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