• Short Summary

    THE AREA NEAR THE BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER KWAI BUILT BY THE JAPANESE DURING THE WAR IS NOW A THRIVING CENTRE FOR BAMBOO PROCESSING INDUSTRY AND A PAPER MILL.

  • Description

    1.
    LS WOMEN WORKING - RIVER KWAI IN BACKGROUND
    4 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS WOMEN CLEANING BAMBOO; BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND
    8 ft

    3.
    MLS - DO. -
    10 1/2 ft

    4.
    MCU - DO. - (2 SHOTS)
    14 1/2 ft

    5.
    MLS WASHING BAMBOO IN RIVER
    17 ft

    6.
    MCU CARRYING WASHED BAMBOO
    21 1/2 ft

    7.
    MLS DRYING BAMBOO
    23 ft

    8.
    LS BAKING BAMBOO
    26 ft

    9.
    MS - DO. -
    29 ft

    10.
    MS WOMAN CHECKING
    31 ft

    11.
    MLS - DO. -
    32 1/2 ft

    12.
    MLS WOMAN STRAIGHTENING BAMBOO
    35 ft

    13.
    CU - DO. -
    38 1/2 ft

    14.
    MCU MEN CUTTING BAMBOO
    43 ft

    15.
    LS BAMBOO BUNDLES
    45 ft

    16.
    CU CARRYING BAMBOO
    47 ft

    17.
    LS RIVER SITE
    49 ft



    Initials VTS/S/MK/CLA/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE AREA NEAR THE BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER KWAI BUILT BY THE JAPANESE DURING THE WAR IS NOW A THRIVING CENTRE FOR BAMBOO PROCESSING INDUSTRY AND A PAPER MILL.

    THE KANCHABURI PROVINCE OF THAILAND IS RICH IN BAMBOO WHICH COMMANDS READY OVERSEAS MARKET FOR USE IN MAKING FISHING ROD, SIKI POLES, AND GENERAL USE IN AGRICULTURE AND FURNITURE.

    THE BAMBOO CROP THAT IS NOT TAKEN UP BY THE PAPER MILL, IS WASHED, SCRAPPED, STRAIGHTENED WITH FIRE AND CUT TO SIZE BY TEAMS OF MEN AND WOMEN WORKING ON RIVER BANKS. PRODUCTION FROM THESE PEOPLE IS ESTIMATED AT 60,000 STICKS A DAY.

    THAILAND WHICH HAS RELIED TRADITIONALLY ON EXPORT OF RICE IS NOW THE PROCESS OF BUILDING UP ITS INDUSTRIES AND DIVERSIFYING ITS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4G5HLQOAX1Q9U1BSJ1RCNWSLI
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G5HLQOAX1Q9U1BSJ1RCNWSLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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