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    Singapore Material. (Movietone) Including Commander. in Chief Brooke Popham inspecting Bren Gun Carriers. Indian Troops?

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    High Angle GV of town with sea beyond PAN
    GV Statue of the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles.
    Close Shot of inscription at base of statue
    Native craft / fishing boats in the harbour.
    GV Street scene with rickshaw towards and past
    GV Street with bicycle rickshaw along
    Chinese signs over shops.

    Union Jack at top of mast PAN to ceremony of Chinese presenting 'Victory' flag to the British troops
    Chinese men lined up
    British troops lined up.
    'V' flag held
    Officer (to whom the flag is being presented) at top of steps, surrounded by his staff
    Two Chinese men present the flag.

    Various shots of Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham (Commander in Chief, Far East) looking at Bren carrier
    Pan of the Bren carrier as it moves away with others.
    GV's of the bren carriers on the move.
    Bren carriers climb up steep hill side.
    GV Two Bren carriers on hillside, soldiers jump out and run forward with bren guns

    Various shots of Indian soldier looking into range-finder / sight of anti-aircraft gun and raising and turning barrel
    CU Face of Indian soldier
    Indian troops turning another range finder
    BV Soldier looking at readings
    Close Shot of barrel of range finder tilting up
    Indian troops turning range finder
    Indian troops running towards a mobile rangefinder
    CU. Native looking into it.
    GV. Of the range-finder turning round.

    Troops pulling mobile bofors gun from hangar
    Troops fixing it firmly in position
    Troops taking off the muzzle cover
    CU. Low angle shot of a gun barrel rising up to sky
    Background: Singapore Material. (Movietone) Including Commander. in Chief Brooke Popham inspecting Bren Gun Carriers. Indian Troops manning A.A. guns and scenes of the town.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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