• Short Summary

    Allied troops continue their advance to Mandalay.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE BERKSHIRES IN MANDALAY CAPTURE".

    Mandalay, Burma.

    Medium artillery of 38th Chinese Division - artillery gun fires several times. Close up shot of a gun firing. Close up shot of mortar gun firing. Small gun firing. Chinese and American soldiers in group with maps and field phone.

    American dive bomber flying and diving. Bombs bursting. U.S. plane 'Brewster Buffalo' diving. Long panning shot across Mandalay.

    Various shots of artillery gun firing from roadway. Long shot of Mandalay. Smoke rising through trees. Burning buildings.

    Close up shot of General Rees looking through binoculars. Indian troops leading Japanese prisoners blindfolded in background. Prisoners bowing in front of tent - rear view.

    British troops passing a large statue of a lion - idol. British and Indian infantry walking along road. Gurkha troops in single file walking along the road. Long shots of the Indian troops passing over bridge. Long shot of Mandalay. Troops and packed mules moving along road - chicken on back of one mule. Tanks and British infantry moving along street. British infantry passing stationery jeep.

    Amendment November 2011: A visitor to the site has corrected the aircraft listed in the description above. They are in fact - USAAF Republic P-47 "Thunderbolts", not Brewster Buffalos.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1149.16
    Media URN:
    39867
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:47:00 / 01:40:21:00
    Canister:
    45/27

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