• Short Summary

    Military reinforcements arrive in Singapore and Hong Kong pacific bases as danger grows from Japanese forces.

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    GV. & LV. Troopships arriving at Singapore.
    SV. Military band on quay pan up to troop on ship.
    SV. & CU. Aussies on quay looking up to ship.
    LV. & CU. Troops disembarking.
    GV. Troops marching along quayside.
    CU. Name on ship "Asama Maru".
    GV. Asama Maru at quayside.
    Interior shot of Japs at customs having luggage inspected.
    CU. Officials inspecting luggage.
    SV. Inspecting clothes etc.
    CU. Jap woman pan down to tinned food.
    SV. Man being examind tie, jacket etc. for hidden money.
    SV. Jap children waiting. CU. Little Jap boy drinking out of glass. CU. Little Jap girl. SV. Jap boy gives glass to Jap girl. SV. Young jap girls walking along to ship.
    SV. Women in national dress carrying children.
    SV. Pan women in costume carrying children.
    LV. Asama Maru at quayside. CU. Child up gangway. BV. Japs up gangway.
    Map scene - Singapore-Indo China-Hongkong-Manilla-Philippines.

    Map of Hongkong Island.
    GV. Countryside of Hongkong.
    LV. Troopship at quayside
    SV. Canadians disembarking.. GV. Canadians marching away from ship. SV. Canadians march past Major-General---
    LV. & GV. Troops marching through streets of hongKong.
    GV Looking over bay of Hongkong and showing Kowloon:
    LV. Chinese junks in bay - Mntn. in B.G. Pan showing chinese junks alongside. 2 SV's young children carrying younger children on their backs.
    Travel shot from front of train on railway, single track line. CU. Interior of driver's cabin. Shot approaching and into tunnel. Shot coming out of tunnel. GV. Showing South of the Border frontier. CU. Showing railway line; end of the railway. Pan up from end of railway to border and bridge. Shot 'through' bridge, showing footway with very high sides. LV. Looking across border to Jap flag flying. CU. English flag flying this side of the border. LV. English flag flying and European sergeant of police giving instructions to Sikh guards.

    GV. Showing village near border. LV. People walking past barbed wire in village. LV. Pan of barbed wire dividing British from Japs. Shot looking through barbed wire at Jap sentry on other side. GV. & CU. Steel girders cemented into road near frontier.
    LV. & CU. British outpost surrounded by barbed wire entanglement, Union Jack flying over building. GV Field near British outpost. SV. Woman cutting cord. STV. & SV. Banging ears of corn into container. CU. Baskets of corn. SV. Woman with plough. barefooted huge hat like an umbrella. CU. Plough.
    GV. Peaceful scene showing countryside, stream and mountains.
    LV. Jap guards on bridge getting away from being photographed.
    LV. Jap soldier washing in stream under bridge.GV.& SV.Jap movements along mountain pass. LV. Jap troops along mountain pass. Shot of shaded mountains.
    Sunset scene over Hongkong.
    Map of Hong Kong island

    Military - Active; British Empire; World War II in the Far East
    Background: Military reinforcements arrive in Singapore and Hong Kong pacific bases as danger grows from Japanese forces.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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