• Short Summary

    British military preparing for offensive against Japanese forces in Burma during World War II (World War 2).

  • Description

    BURMA (MYANMAR): Arakan (Rakhine State):
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    British steamship, assault barges and small craft sailing up river
    Men unloading lorries from big barge
    Small truck coming ashore
    Troops (soldiers) disembarking from small boats on beach
    General Sir Alan Hartley and two officers, (Deputy Commander in Chief to Wavell)
    Close up of Hartley.
    Burmese people carrying along ammunition and food
    Spitfire flying overhead
    British troops wading thru stream
    British troops in front line manning Bren gun (machine gun) in trench
    Various of Bren carrier on patrol along beach at speed
    British soldier in Bren carrier keeping lookout

    Enemy positions amongst trees (seen from Bren carrier) TRACK
    Four British soldiers in trench looking thru binoculars
    Soldiers firing rifles from undergrowth
    British troops running along in jungle
    Spitfire flying overhead
    Toops running thru jungle
    British soldier manning Bren gun
    British soldier (unshaven) smiling
    Army lorry driven past crowd in village (retaken by British)
    Various of British Bren carriers entering village
    Background: British military preparing for offensive against Japanese forces in Burma during World War II (World War 2).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7QMA1T4GBCKP9SO6JB9FXDY6H
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QMA1T4GBCKP9SO6JB9FXDY6H
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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