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  • Short Summary

    Jungle soldiers walk through the undergrowth then cook insects and crabs over a fire.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - date and locations unclear or unknown.

    Probably filmed in Burma.

    Various shots of soldiers in the jungle - could be Nepalese, Gurkhas or Indian army. They run through undergrowth and a stream.

    The group start chopping down huge leaves from the undergrowth. Funny shot shows a soldier looking around then having a bunch of leaves thrown at his head. Leaves are piled one on top of the other, then paper is put on top (?) and a man starts a fire with sticks and string (? or wire).

    Several gruesome shots of live crabs, locusts, spiders and assorted creepy crawlies being put into a bamboo tube and cooked. The insects are cooked in the tube which is placed over the fire; others are cooked in tins. Soldiers chop up vegetables or plants and put these down the bamboo chutes. Soldiers eat the food (bleurgh!).

    Several more shots of soldiers walking through the forest. Soldiers sit on the ground and eat crabs. One looks at a compass.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1957.03
    Media URN:
    61663
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:49:00 / 01:13:37:00
    Canister:
    UN 846 A

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