• Short Summary

    Australian soldiers in Singapore dig defences plus scenes of destruction after Japanese raids.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NEWS FROM SINGAPORE".

    Singapore.

    Various shots of a new batch of Beaufighters (aircraft) which have just arrived to aid the Singapore build up. Australians soldiers on the Malay Peninsular dig defences in the jungle to stop any Japanese advance. A small gunboat patrols on a jungle waterway.

    Some Australian soldiers shin up a tree, bring down coconuts and start to drink the milk. Singapore boys watch four naked soldiers pouring water over themselves to cool off. C/U of two Diggers smoking.

    Various shots show the damage done by Japanese bombs on Singapore including Raffles Square. People dig through wreckage and carry out wounded. Japanese Nationals are brought in for internment, then are transported off to camps.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1314.16
    Media URN:
    43521
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:41:00 / 01:42:56:00
    Canister:
    42/5

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