First pictures of prompt British action to forestall Japanese. Starting from assembly of convoy at?
SLATE INFORMATION: Assault on Madagascar
British troopship and destroyers in harbour - troops on troopship. STV troops pan down to natives in boat with fruit. STV native putting fruit in basket and it is hauled up. CU basket being hauled up. SV sailor eating banana pan to troops eating other fruit. LAV battleships in harbour. SV aircraft carrier. SAV battleship
Rear Admiral Syfret, Major General Sturgess and Brigadier General Festing looking over map
Convoy under way. Shot of two planes overhead. Shot deck of destroyer pan to ships in convoy. GV troops and sailors on deck for crossing the Equator Line Ceremony - including sailors being 'shaved' and ducked in water
Convoy pan to ships pan to large gun in foreground/ Sailors preparing small shells on deck/ Commandos looking at rifle/ Dusk scene - ships in distance/ Dusk scene destroyer coming alongside with final orders. Sailor pulling orders aboard. CU sailor pulling orders aboard. SV sailor taking orders out of bag. SV dusk scene and destroyer alongside. Night shot of guns firing. Day shot showing signalling from shore
Early morning shot invasion barges still continuing to land. Officers on bridge pan to Windsor Castle observation post. Destroyer firing guns. Smoke on Windsor Castle observation post. Landing party leaving barge on shore. Two officers looking thru' binoculars from deck. Troops on land. Guns firing from destroyer and columns of smoke inland.
Background: First pictures of prompt British action to forestall Japanese. Starting from assembly of convoy at African port, story includes crossing the Equator line ceremony, bombardment of Diego Suarez and mass landing by British troops in Madagascar