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    Fighting in Northern Burma - probably war footage.

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    Sourabaya, Northern Burma.

    Road with soldiers walking towards camera. MS. Looking up mast to Indonesian flag flying from masthead. LS. Smoke rising from centre of the city of Sourabaya. LS. General views of damage in streets and houses of Sourabaya, people standing on a street corner. LS. Prominent building in Sourabaya with Indonesian flag flying overhead. General views of damaged houses in Sourabaya, Burmese soldier with gun looking on. Several long shots looking over city from high balcony, smoke rising in distance. Various ground level shots of deserted streets, occasional gun fire. LS. Burmese people walking in busy street. General view of Chinese red cross unit working in Surabaya. CU. Makeshift red cross flag. LS. Tanks and troops in action, fighting in streets of Sourabaya. People moving along road, rubble and damage seen. More shots of the people taking cover and leaving town carrying their belongings. More shots of the bombing.


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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:
    01:10:05:00 / 01:16:14:00
    UN 1772 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    According to your website's description Sourabaya is located in North Burma. The correct location of the city of Surabaya is East Java, Indonesia. The film can be roughly dated late 1945/1946 when Allied (British) troops were stationed in Indonesia and were confronted with the Indonesian revolution.


    Peter Keppy

    senior researcher NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam.

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