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  • Short Summary

    British and Imperial troops preparing in Singapore.

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    Various shots showing the bomb damage in Singapore and workers clearing up the rubble. British soldier comes and starts pushing away men who are clearing the rubble - he is unpleasant for some reason. More shots of damage and the men clearing it.

    Sunset over jungle coastline.

    Various shots of Indian maintenance unit at work in their camp in jungle. They repair trucks and motorcycles and take them for test drive. Various shots of Indians carrying logs through jungle. They start building something. Various shots of Indian soldiers taking a break for food, they tuck into chapatis, etc. Various shots of some Indians playing a game of hockey.

    Various shots of Indian troops receiving instructions in small arms and general arms training - rifles, light artillery, etc.

    Various shots of British soldiers riding bicycles through what looks like Singapore, they arrive at a railway station. Close up shot of a local newspaper with headline 'Troops Recalled to Barracks'. Various shots of British soldiers boarding trains at the station named "Sungei Patani". Train leaving station.

    Various shots of convoy carrying troops and supplies along the Malay-Siam road.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:10:53:00
    UN 304 A

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