• Short Summary

    Shots of Chinese, Indian and British troops in Burma.

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    REARGUARD IN BURMA Latest pictures show rearguard action of British, Indian and Chinese troops. General Wavell visits front to direct withdrawal.

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    GV pall of smoke over town. LV funeral pyres burning, imposing building in background. CU funeral pyres burning. GV pan bombed buildings in town. STV dead oxen pan to wrecked buildings. STV four dead oxen. CU three dead oxen. SV native woman with baby walks to oxen cart. GV oxen carts along road with refugees pan to native pushing barrow. LV native woman sitting amongst wreckage. SV Alexander, Wavell and Ming. CU pan Alexander, Wavell and Ming. LV Chinese troops marching past trees. CU Chinese troops marching past trees. GV Chinese troops moving across field. SV pan troops through fence. CU troops thru' fence pan to troops across field. LV pan Indian troops with mounting battery. SV Indian troops assembling gun. SCU Indian troops assembling gun. GV British troops moving across field. LBV British troops moving across field pan to troops lying on ground. CUBV two soldiers firing Bren gun. CUBV soldier fires rifle. CU another soldier fires rifle. CU soldier keeping lookout.

    Military - Active; British Empire; Personalities - Armed Forces; Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883-1950), Indigenous Peoples; World War II in the Far East
    Background: Shots of Chinese, Indian and British troops in Burma.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA280KZ4DVH4QDWGKPZBRTOB32O
    Media URN:
    VLVA280KZ4DVH4QDWGKPZBRTOB32O
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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