• Short Summary

    British and Imperial troops, bombed villages, troops advancing, American airmen talking.

  • Description

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    Various good shots of bombing the fields and coastal area (a harbour). The above sequence is is the ending of the UN 1006 B titled AIRCRAFT - INVASION SCENES - BOMBING on Pathe master tape *PM2109* - Film ID 2109.07. The item ends at (01:01:32). New item starts at (01:01:40).

    Various shots of infantry and army vehicles travelling along road. British and Imperial soldiers relaxing in open air camp. Various shots of infantry advancing across field, plane flying overhead, it drops something with parachutes. Various shots of the countryside - Buddhist temples in background - or similar. Black civilians watching a man in mechanical cutter clearing the jungle. Shots of the troops marching through countryside and resting in tent. Shots of planes bombing a building on top of the hill. Various shots of the planes bombing villages. Houses reduced to dust. Infantry men walking through the village. Several shots of the villagers gathered outside village looking at houses on fire, cows seen around - could be India or Burma.

    Ship at sea. Pan along deck, navy men looking on. A huge lorry travelling along country road with (what looks like) landing craft on it. Column of small barges moving along canal. Various shots of dockyard, small barges arriving. Barges at sea, cranes in background. Men downloading large landing craft onto a lorry. Shots of lorry travelling along road. More shots of the same or similar. British troops leave ship and get on lorries. They arrive at unknown location. More shots of activities in harbour.

    Field guns in action, firing across field and into village. Planes flying overhead - natural sound. British troops and some civilians looking at planes. One lands on airfield behind the village. Two American airmen talking - natural sound. They dropped British paratroopers and supplies over target and returned safely to base - they give details of how difficult it was and show holes on aircraft. Several shots of army vehicles and lorries filled with troops travelling along road.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:17:20:00
    UN 1008 A

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