• Short Summary

    Allied troops arrive on Arakan front for diversionary assault at Mayu ridge. Burma.

  • Description

    Item title reads - On the Arakan front.

    Burma.

    Various shots of Indian, West African and British troops on assault craft nearing the Mayu coastline of Burma. Various shots of the landing for a diversionary raid to act as a cover-up and draw Japanese attention from main assault elsewhere. C/U of signpost to 'Butridaung' and 'Maungdaw'. Various shots of the Mayu Ridge. Various shots as tanks, bren gun carriers and infantry pass along the dusty road. M/S sign reading 'About turn! Only those killing the King's enemies and supporting troops allowed beyond this post.' M/S as the men march along the road, they smile.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1356.17
    Media URN:
    44631
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:12:00 / 01:38:42:00
    Canister:
    44/35

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