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  • Short Summary

    Good material showing Gurkhas advancing and living in jungles of Burma.

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    Unissued / Unused material.


    Various shots Japanese people rejoicing at invasion of China (?). Map shows area of China. M/S soldiers running through jungle. M/S Gurkhas advancing through jungle. A man carries big bottle into river and fills it with water. M/S camp with soldiers cooking over open fire. M/S spooning white powder out of thick cane of wood. Various shots as they put spikes around the camp to build up defences. Various shots as they demonstrate booby traps such as spiked pit beneath leaves and poles to impale the enemy. Various shots Gurkhas cutting their way through the jungle. Various shots as the men advance.

    Various shots as they take up positions with their guns ready during jungle exercises, they run down to river and swim across. M/S as more run down with a boat. M/S as they row across in the boats and jump out at the other side. M/S as pistol is fired into the air. Various shots of Gurkhas advancing on the signal. M/S as they chop down bamboo poles. M/S soldier showing how to make fire with wood and rope. Various shots of an assortment of creepy crawlies, including spiders, grasshoppers, crabs and beetles being put into bamboo shoots ready for cooking and eating. A little water is added and they are put over the fire. Various shots as they eat meal. Various shots as they advance through the jungle. M/S two soldiers who look British, one offers the other some insects and they share a joke before eating them.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:56:00 / 01:43:45:00
    UN 1249 B

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