• Short Summary

    Helicopters and canoes help construction of new airstrips in Malayan jungle.

  • Description

    Malaya (Malaysia).

    SV. Fleet of canoes fitted with outboard motors journeying up jungle river carrying bulldozers in sections. CU. Man at motor. SV. Back view, boat going up river. SV. Pan boats going up river. Air view, dense jungle. SV. Aborigines working with R.E's (Royal Engineers) chopping down trees. & SV. CU. Aborigine chopping. SV. Tree falling. GV. Naval helicopter approaching fort, carrying tools and tractor parts. Air view of fort. SV. Pan from barricaded houses in fort to helicopter being unloaded. SCU. Helicopter being unloaded. SCU. Naval and army men looking at map. SV. Parts being carried to tractor. STV. Boats arriving at fort, with bulldozers parts. CU. Naval man. SV. Aborigines hauling bulldozers up bank, after assembly. SV. Bulldozer being fitted with wheels, & CU. LV. Bulldozer being pulled up bank. SCU. Man directing operations. SV. Bulldozer and tractor at work clearing ground. & LV. Air view, bulldozer and tractor at work clearing ground. LV. Air strip nearly completed. SV. Pioneer aircraft coming into land, & LV. landing. Air strips will be a great help in fighting Communist terrorists and provide grater protection of Aborigines - says voiceover.

    (F.G.) (Orig "C")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    497.08
    Media URN:
    30300
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:47:00 / 01:16:20:00
    Canister:
    54/91

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