• Short Summary

    A new Ledo road leading to China is built and open in Burma.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE ROAD TO CHINA".

    "Dramatic story of Ledo - Burma highway told by Mayor Frank Owen".

    Burma.

    Close up shot of the map of Burma showing the Burma road leading to China and Ledo road in India. Aerial view of the Ledo road passing through mountains. American vehicles driving along Ledo Road and crossing bridge on the Ledo road. The British, American and Chinese worked for two years to connect the two roads creating the busiest supply route in Asia.

    Chinese labourers breaking, sorting and carrying stones during the making of the Burma Road.

    Several shots of sign "Junction - Ledo Rd. - Burma Rd".

    Several shots of the Chinese troops advancing along the Burma Road. Close up shot of Chinese flag passing camera.

    General Lewis Pick, engineer who built the road connecting the two roads, arriving for the opening of the road. Several shots of the ceremony of the opening of the link between Ledo Road and Burma Road.

    Various shots of the road, some good air shots.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1145.23
    Media URN:
    39771
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:16:00 / 01:53:20:00
    Canister:
    45/20

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