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  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Invasion scenes in Far East.

    Akyab (now Sittwe), Burma (Myanmar).

    L/S British infantry advancing over plains, tanks also. Various shots sunken ships in port - deliberately scuttled by retreating enemy? Various shots burnt out and bombed buildings. More shots sunken ships in harbour. L/S clock tower amongst wrecked buildings. Various shots soldiers unloading army vehicles and equipment from landing barge. Soldiers laying wire mesh tracks for tanks to drive onto when they come ashore onto beach. More shots infantry advancing over grassy plains.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:31:00 / 01:05:29:00
    UN 1094 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 1094 B
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    SINO JAPANESE WAR War in Burma War in Burma
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Currently dated 1944, the scenes here will actually have taken place in January 145.

    The footage runs out after just 6 seconds, so all the material after the word "plains" in the shots list is missing.

  2. jamied says

    CORRECTION: "January 145" in my earlier comment should read January 1945.

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