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  • Short Summary

    Italian POWs captured in Madagascar, allied forces on the island.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.


    Various shots dishevelled looking prisoners of war (POWs), some colonial, others look Italian, marching down road. M/S soldiers beating down bush fire with tree branches. Various shots British soldier looking at field gun and pile of shells - captured? Various shots British and Colonial troops firing mortars in field. Various shots British soldiers preparing dinner on camp fire - they cut up pig carcass and hold live chickens over fire. More shots firing shells. Various dim evening shots - soldiers guarding camp at night? More shots of POWs on the move, look dejected and tired. The POWs stop, a British officer talks to the Colonial guards. Various shots scenic town in valley - looks almost like English village. C/U children at water pump. M/S man chopping wood. More shots town, including road signs to Fiarantsoa.

    Note: some soldiers possibly South African Springboks?

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:06:00 / 01:38:14:00
    UN 625 A

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