• Short Summary

    British and Empire troops occupy Burma's capitol Rangoon.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "RANGOON".

    Burma.

    Long shot of a dock area of Rangoon with LCT's (landing craft tanks) approaching. People watching from the banks on the Rangoon river. Indian troops on LCT sailing along Rangoon River. Indian troops entering Rangoon. Close shot of a dog seated on LCT.

    Mosquito fighter plane in flight over Rangoon area. Troops jumping into water from LCT's. Various shots of the troops advancing through muddy fields of Burma.

    Several shots of blindfolded Japanese POW's. Japanese prisoners being led blindfolded to Army lorries. Close up shot of the "headless gentlemen of Rangoon" - Buddha statues beheaded by Japanese. A local Burmese man looking at the head of one of the Buddhas.

    Various shots of the British troops marching through Rangoon.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1155.09
    Media URN:
    40010
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:33:00 / 01:36:24:00
    Canister:
    45/44

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