Recovery of town of Palembang, Sumatra, after being destroyed by heavy floods.
Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pan along flooded houses by the river. Inhabitants returning to the wrecked and flood destroyed city. LS. the town of Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia, spread along the water front of the river Moesic with vegetation behind it. MS. & CU. Native people and Dutch soldiers clearing rubble and wreckage. CU. Native children having tins of food from soldiers. CU. A little native girl cramming rice into her mouth with her fingers. LS. A street scene showing wreckage and general confusion. CU. Two Dutch soldiers wiping their brows. MS. Train bringing the people back arriving at the station. MS. Swarms of people on trains. Children being deloused with powder, people's belongings being sprayed. Various shots of the long table with officials handing out money to the people - probably for the loss of property.
Note - date in the old file 17/02/1947.