• Short Summary

    Roundup of the news from the Far East.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "EAST OF SUEZ".


    Australian troops advancing through the jungle. Long shot of the Australians gathered round a Japanese pill box. Various shots of the Tarakan Island oil fields.

    American troops advancing through the jungle of Okinawa. They are blasting Japanese out of foxholes with dynamite and flame throwers.

    Close up shot of Japanese prisoner broadcasting to comrades to surrender. Japanese soldiers swimming in to surrender. Close up shot of the first Japanese officer to surrender. He is badly wounded, his face is covered with blood. Large number of Jap POW's in cage.

    Naval vessels bombarding the island of Truk in the Caroline Islands. Long shot of an aircraft carrier with planes taking off. Tracer antiaircraft shells being fired into the air. Kamikaze plane diving towards the aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier burning at sea after being attacked by the Japanese plane.

    American B-24 Liberators in flight over Truk. Liberator in flight, it bursts into flames and crashes to the ground. This picture was taken from plane above.

    Several shots of the Generals Joe Stilwell and Simon Buchner - General Buchner was killed in action. General Stilwell continues his work. Chinese leader, General Chiang Kai Shek and General Wedemeyer who took over duties of Chief of Staff to General Chiang Kai Shek. This was previously General Stilwell's job.

    Close up shot of a sign reading 'To Simila' where another Indian conference is to take place.

    Mahatma Gandhi in wheelchair with his crowd of followers - he comes to advise the delegates. Various shots of the President of the Moslem League and General Governor of Pakistan Mr Jinnah arriving in wheelchair.

    Several shots of Gandhi calming his followers.

    Various shots of Pandit Nehru speaking from balcony of his home. Huge crowds listening to Nehru.

    The Vice Regal Lodge, Lord Wavell's residence, where the conference is taking place. President of the Congress Party and Minister of Education, Maulana Azad arriving in wheelchair. Group shot of Nehru, Gandhi and Jinnah. Close up shot of Master Tara Singh, leader of the Sikhs. Lord Wavell shaking hands with Jinnah and others. Lady Wavell. The Wavell family in garden. Close up shot of Lord Wavell.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:17:00 / 01:37:10:00

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