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  • Short Summary

    Troops fighting malaria in Ceylon.

  • Description

    Title reads "WAR against Malaria - Ceylon".

    Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

    Several stunt shots of two soldiers hunting mosquitos in swampy area with rifles. They see one, fire and a large model of mosquito falls from the air. Men investigate mosquito and carry it in a camp.

    Long panning shot over line of tents in a camp. Several shots of group of soldiers looking at 'Malaria Chart'. Close up shot of the chart.

    Several shots of the soldiers inspecting large mosquito nets for holes. Two men putting on protective nets over their heads and arms - they are getting ready for sentry duty. Another man is seen walking unprotected. He is bitten by mosquitos. Same man in hospital bed with malaria.

    Several shots of medical officer looking at blood smear through microscope to detect malaria.

    Various shots of the troops preparing to spray the swamp with anti-malaria spray. Most of the men belong to Imperial troops. Various shots of the men spraying the swamp areas with solution.

    Several shots of Indian man looking through microscope - presumably doing research.

    Note in file reads: All shots appear to be taken at an Indian Medical Corps training camp in Ceylon.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:24:00 / 01:52:41:00
    UN 320 A

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