• Short Summary

    Japanese delegates sign surrender terms in Singapore, Mountbatten addresses the troops.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Order of the Day - MOUNTBATTEN'S WORDS TO HIS MEN".


    Landing craft Infantry at sea. Troops on the landing craft Infantry, mainly black men. Men disembarking. British troops in formation marching from quay. Closer shot of British troops marching past camera. Long shot of the troops in lorries driving through Malayan street - mainly black troops. Inhabitants of Singapore running through streets. Close up shot of a group of Malayans waving and cheering.

    Group of British POW's stripped to waist, they seem quite happy. Closer shot of a group of British POW's scrambling for cigarettes. British POW's smoking cigarettes. Large number of POW's waving to camera, panning shot. Close up shot of starved British POW being medically examined. Several shots of starved British POW's walking past camera.

    Military parade with full regimental band in Singapore. Several shots of Lord Louis Mountbatten inspecting Indian troops. Panning shot of Sunderland flying boats in fly past. More shots of the Lord Mountbatten inspecting the troops and the crowd watching. Top shot of crowds in Singapore. Lord Mountbatten entering room for signing of surrender. Japanese representatives seated at table. General Itagaki signing surrender. Lord Mountbatten signing. Close up shot of signed document. Various shots of Lord Mountbatten speaking after the signing.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

    Note: Voiceover is Lord Mountbatten's speech to his troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:31:00 / 01:16:33:00

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