• Short Summary

    Defence of Rangoon in Burma - American fighter pilots, refugees and local ARP workers.

  • Description

    Titles read: "RAIDS ON RANGOON".

    Rangoon, Burma.

    Various shots of Tomahawk fighter planes being prepared for takeoff by American volunteer pilots. The noses of the aeroplanes are decorated to look like sharks. Enemy wreckage around Rangoon, victims of the Tomahawks. M/S bombed building in Rangoon. At Insein Station near Rangoon a refugee train pulls in bringing Indian families returning from Japanese blitzed areas. Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, Burma Governor (and former Minister of Food) is on hand to receive them. He talks to a man whose wife was killed in a raid. Brief shots of the Rangoon volunteers who run the fire service. M/S of a street in Rangoon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1316.35
    Media URN:
    43631
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:00:39:00 / 02:01:53:00
    Canister:
    42/12

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