• Short Summary

    British troops march out into the jungle to patrolling against Communist rebels.

  • Description

    Malaya. British troops fighting communist rebels.

    BV. A Company of the 1st Battalion the Worcestershire Regiment walking along road past sign "Kampong Norton" (first 7' for super) CU. Sign "A Company 1st Batt. the Worcestershire Regt" SV. Pan, patrol loading arms before boarding armoured truck. CU. Private Sid Latham of Altrincham, a National serviceman (Conscript) aged 20, loading his rifle. LV. Patrol boarding armoured truck. & SV. Shot from inside truck, travelling along jungle road. GV. Malayan jungle. LV. Patrol walking towards camera along jungle track. SV. Patrol scout Private Keith Shrigley national serviceman from Macclesfield, aged 20. 12 months in Malaya. The patrol Commander walks into picture and he is 2nd Lieut. James Marshall. They squat down and check position on map. FCU. Patrol scout Pte, Keith Shrigley. SV. Private Shrigley and 2nd Lieut. Marshall pointing. LV. Shrigley and Marshall get up and walk towards and beckon for patrol to move forward. SV. Patrol moving towards camera through jungle. SV. Patrol Commander Lieut. James Marshall ordering men to stop for a rest (Bren Gun section), SV. Men taking ammunition belts and getting down to rest for a brew-up. SV. Pte. Joe Spittle of Dudley, Worcester, national serviceman aged 19, a navvy in civilian life and Lance Corporal Joe Gandy of Droitwich Spa, national serviceman 13 months in Malaya. Maret Gardener in civilian life (seen filling tin from water bottle) SV. Patrol Commander and 2nd Lieut. James Marshall of Pershore, Worcester and Corp George Phillips of Appleby, Magna, Leicester (farmer) lighting up their "Tommy Cookers" CU. Lighting cooker. CU. Corporal George Phillips. CU. Spooning out tea from tin and putting spoonful into water in pan. CU. 2nd Lieut. James Marshall. SV. Pte. Harold Hodgkinson of Tunstall, Stoke (left) and Pte Sid Lathan of Altrincham both 13 months in Malaya, brewing tea and lighting cigarettes.
    CU. Tea brewing pan up to Pte Harold Hodgkinson lighting cigarette, SV. Cooker in foreground and Pte. Derek Jones of Burslem, Stoke on Trent 15 months in Malaya, works in an iron foundry, smoking a cigarette and resting. FCU. Derek Jones. SV. Pte Harry Smith of Enfield, aged 19 1 year in Malaya and Pte Frank Allsop of Worcester, aged 19, drinking tea out of cans. SV. Pathe News cameramen Bill Jordan wet throught but still drinking his tea from can (rain starts to pour down) SV. Pan, patrol crossing stream on broken down branch in pouring. SV. Pan, more men cross stream in pouring rain. CU. Pan more men cross stream in pouring rain one man slips and steps into water at (6) then continues to cross stream. GV. Camp H.Q. SV. Men alighting from armoured car as patrol returns. SV. Corporal Philips taking off his jungle boots. & CU. he slips boot off foot. CU. Corporal Phillips. CU. Wet socks being thrown down onto boots on floor. SV. Corporal Phillips holding pet monkey surrounded by his comrades. (Orig Neg.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:30:00 / 01:07:38:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    So interesting in terms of how this portrayed the empire when the British Empire was very much in decline. This clip seems to show the British being in control of the situation of destroying Communist banditry, when in reality, it seems to have been very different.

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  2. Northwicher says

    My father Eric Faulkner is seen at the beginning and end helping the soldiers in and out of the trucks.

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