• Short Summary

    Maps and footage explain the area and situation of Kra now that Japan is a member of the Axis.

  • Description

    Titles read: "KRA! A PATHETONE SPECIAL."

    Isthmus of Kra, Malaya.

    M/S of an agreement signed 'Germany' and 'Italy' as a hand writes 'Japan' at the bottom. Commentator talks of the Kra Isthmus being important now that Japan is a member of the Axis and says it may become the scene of "momentous happenings". Maps and travelogue footage explain the area and situation, including Singapore - "a natural strategic advantage that is strongly guarded".

    Diagrams show the trade routes as we are told that Japan would like to cut a canal through Kra, making several other areas more accessible. A Japanese warrior is shown wielding a sword over the map as commentator says "Will it be peace or...?"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1212.04
    Media URN:
    15805
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:24:00 / 01:07:05:00
    Canister:
    PT 561

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