• Short Summary

    Brigadier Smyth, VC, explains campaign of four fronts. Latest pictures from Manipur illustrate commentary.

  • Description

    GOOD SCENES:
    Hills of Burma
    Tanks along with Indian soldiers alongside
    SCU top turrets of tank - soldier with glasses looping our.
    SV tank firing guns.
    SCU tank firing guns.
    GV Burma jungle country.
    SV Indian soldiers carrying stretcher with wounded man on same.
    SBV Indian soldiers carrying stretcher.
    LV Indian soldiers standing round a transport plane used for carrying wounded.
    SSV putting stretcher carrying wounded man into plane.
    SAV 2 planes carrying wounded in air.
    SV gun battery firing.
    SBV soldier looking through gun side.
    SBV 4 soldiers on mobile gun.
    GV across jungle showing fierce fires.
    SV pan across jungle showing fires.
    SV equipment in jungle burning.
    LBV soldiers standing about in jungle.
    SV Anzacs searching dead Japs.
    SV Anzacs searching dead Japs.

    SV map of Burma.
    SV natives towards carrying their belongings on their heads.
    SV natives past camera carrying belongings on their heads.
    SCU women past camera carrying small child.
    GV in jungle natives crowded together.
    SV map of Burma - arrow pointing to MERRILL FRONT.
    SCU General Stilwell.
    SV at railway station - soldiers leaning out of train waving good-bye.
    STV at railway station - platform crowded.
    SCU crowd on railway platform .
    SCU two small children.
    SCU Chinese soldiers looking out of window of train.
    SV Indian soldier making tea.
    SCU side view American soldier drinking from cup.
    SCU American soldier having a shave.
    GTV American camp in jungle.
    SV American camp - washing hanging out to dry.
    STV American camp - washing hanging out to dry.
    STV soldiers sorting out mail.
    SCU soldier sorting out mail - puts a letter into his pocket.
    SCU soldier cleaning a large knife.
    SV two American soldiers looking at large knife.
    SV General Stilwell decorating some of his men.
    SCU General Stilwell.
    GBV natives walking away from camera with belongings on their backs.
    SV american soldiers towards camera carrying equipment.
    LTV American soldiers towards camera - signpost "SHINBWIUANG.
    SV U.S. soldiers passing camera carrying full equipment.
    SV U.S. soldiers passing camera carrying equipment.
    SV map of Burma showing MERRILL FRONT, and IMPHAL FRONT and STILWELL. FRONT.
    SV two tractors in field towards ploughing.
    SCU tractor past camera.
    SBV tractor driving away from camera.
    SV towards American soldiers towards with equipment.
    SV American soldiers towards camera through jungle. "

    Military - Active; Personalities - Armed Forces; Sir John George Smyth (b. 1843), 1st Baronet; World War II in the Far East; World War Two (Second World War, WWII)
    Background: Brigadier Smyth, VC, explains campaign of four fronts. Latest pictures from Manipur illustrate commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9YOURBRLIO7559XRAW238L5QI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YOURBRLIO7559XRAW238L5QI
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    BURMA / DEFENCE: World War 2: Campaign on four fronts

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