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  • Short Summary

    Good shots of Allied troops in action against the Japanese in Burma.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear, though possibly of 14th Army fighting in northern Arakan between Febrary and May 1944.

    Possibly the Arakan area of Burma.

    Pan across jungle area. British and Indian troops are on the ground. LS of American Liberator bombers flying overhead. VS of planes and bombing raid.

    Good shots of a howitzer / field gun laying artillery barrage in tree covered mountains. Various shots of tanks advancing. MS of troops firing Vickers machine gun. CU of gunner smoking pipe. Good shots of British / Indian troops advancing through jungle. They check out a captured Japanese camp. VS of injured Prisoner of War carried away on stretcher. VS of soldiers checking through things left behind by the Japanese, including flag. VS of injured POWs and of dead bodies being carried away by Indian troops.

    Various shots of troops unloaded pack mules and crossing river in small boats.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1937.04
    Media URN:
    73831
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:33:00 / 01:12:31:00
    Canister:
    UN 766 E

Comments (1)

  1. Tommilo says

    There are no four-engined B24 Liberators in this footage, but twin-engined B25 Mitchells of two variants L with machine guns in the nose and probably H with the "greenhouse"nose.

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