Footage of British soldiers advancing into the Burmese interior after landing on beaches of the coastal province of Arakan.
SLATE INFORMATION: Sea Landings Strengthen Burma Army
GV pan Burmese hills and countryside. SCU signposts "BUTHIDAUNG AND MAUNGDAW AND BAWLI". GV British troops moving forward along Burmese road. CU troops past camera. SV towards tank carrying troops moving past camera along jungle road. SV towards tank with troops along road pan down to CU tracks. GV explosion in jungle. LV troops moving forward in jungle with stretchers and equipment etc. GV six invasion craft under way to beach with troops. SCU smiling Commandos in craft. GV Commando troops landing on beach in Burma - mountains in background. SV pan troops moving forward up beach. TV troops moving forward over bridge. SV troops past camera.
LV eight landing barges with commandoes under way. SV pan Commandos aboard craft and A.A.gun. STV Commandos in Landing craft on way to beach. LV many landing crafts on way to beach with commandos. LV commandos disembarking from ship into landing craft. LV landing craft with troops on way to beach. SV Indian Troops disembarking from transport ship. CU West African troops down gangway carrying kit-bags. LTV landing craft crowded with West African troops moves off. SV Crowded landing crafts with Indian Troops. LV pan troops disembark from River steamer. LV river steamer with troops on deck and Australian troops walking towards. CU 2 Australian types past camera. GV pan troops and general activity and river steamers in background at forward area arrival base. LTV troops including West African loading supplies into lorry. Good CU smiling West African type. SV Officer instructing troops for their next mission. SV pan mass troops listening. LV towards West African and Indian troops leading mules carrying equipment.
SV West African and Indian troops leading mules carrying equipment past camera. SV British troops marching towards camera carrying equipment. SCU British troops marching past camera carrying equipment. SV three British tommies marching along road - mules and troops following behind. CU Tommy past camera with two mules with equipment. SV mule train with troops past camera. SV pan British troops resting and eating. FCU British soldier eating. SCU side view soldier eating. GV Jungle scene. CU sign and arrow "Diversion".
SV British soldier reading notice "About Turn! Only those killing the Kings enemies and supporting troops allowed beyond this post". LV towards and CU past camera Bren-carrier with troops who have handkerchiefs over their noses and mouths to avoid flying dust. SV Bren-carrier with troops past camera - cloud of dust behind. LV British troops marching along rough road in Artillery fashion. LV ten soldiers marching along road - mountain in background. LV towards British troops marching in Artillery fashion along road. SV fire soldiers bathing and washing in stream. SCU pan five soldiers washing and bathing in stream.
Military - Active; British Empire; World War II in the Far East; Second World War
Background: Footage of British soldiers advancing into the Burmese interior after landing on beaches of the coastal province of Arakan.