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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers in the jungle set up booby traps and throw spears at dummies.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - date and locations unclear or unknown.

    Could be shot in Burma.

    Various shots of soldiers (could be Nepalese fighting for Britain or Gurkhas?) clearing undergrowth and setting up booby traps in the jungle. A trap is demonstrated so we see a sharp spear sticking out of it when moved. Another demonstration shows a dummy being speared by the trap.

    We see a pit with several sharp spears in it. Also a hand grenade wired to detonate when someone walks past. Soldiers throw spears at dummies. A dummy is used to demonstrate a trap that catches his ankle and strings him up in the air. Close shot of bobby trap wires being set up and demonstrated.

    Footage probably shot by Pathe cameraman Oscar Bovill.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:55:00 / 01:33:34:00
    UN 843 C

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