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In 1947, British India was dissolved into two independent states, India and Pakistan.   

 
 
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BLOWING SPAN OF THE PEGU BRIDGE (3/8/1945) (1945)

The single remaining span of the Pegu Bridge, originally blown by the British in 1942, is demolished by ...

 

BLOWING SPAN OF THE PEGU BRIDGE (3/8/1945) (1945)

The single remaining span of the Pegu Bridge, originally blown by the British in 1942, is demolished by ...

 

BREN GUN CARRIERS ON THE ROAD TO MEIKTILA (27/2/1945) (1945)

17th Indian Division IV Corps on the road between Nyaungu and Meiktila, Burma.

Sherman tanks of Probyn's Horse (5th ...

 

BRIGADIER TAUNTON ARRIVES AT JAPANESE AERODROME AT... (1945)

Brigadier Taunton, commander of 80th Indian Brigade (20th Indian Division) arrives at a Japanese airfield in Saigon as ...

 

BRITISH AND INDIAN TROOPS LIBERATE RAMREE TOWN (1945) enhanced entry

On Ramree Island off the Arakan coast of Burma, local civilians welcome British troops, who go sightseeing with ...

 

BRITISH AWARDS FOR AMERICAN ALLIES: SIR RICHARD PEIRSE... (1945)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Peirse, Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, presents British awards to personnel of the United States ...

 

BRITISH NEWS NO. 265 (COLONIAL VERSION) (1945)

For a detailed shotlist, contact NFTVA. Items include SURRENDERED U-BOATS NAZIS MARCH OUT OF HOLLAND THEIR MAJESTIES WITH INDIAN PRISONERS ...

 

BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVE IN BATAVIA (30/9/1945) (1945)

Red and white flag of the Indonesian republic flying. Graffiti reads 'Freedom the glory of any nation'. Small pieces of ...

 

BURMA 1944 - 1945 (1945)

Amateur film shot by Lieutenant Miles Arrindell of the Second Battalion Suffolk Regiment records scenes during the Battle of Imphal, ...

 

BURNING DOWN THE TOWN OF BEKASSI AS A PUNITIVE MEASURE... (1945)

After the murder of five RAF aircrew and twenty Indian soldiers by Indonesian nationalists, the village of Bekassi (Bekasi) ...

 

BURNING VILLAGES AND TANK SORTIE IN SURABAYA (27/11/1945) (1945)

In Surabaya a large pall of smoke hangs over a burning kampong or village. Two Chinese civilians approach carrying their ...

 

CALLING BLIGHTY (GLASGOW AREA) (1945)

Messages home from British Army personnel in India to their loved ones in Glasgow. Canteen scenes.

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO 132 (MANCHESTER AREA) (1945)

Messages home from British Army personnel in India to their loved ones in the Manchester area.

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO 149 (MANCHESTER AREA) (1945)

Messages home from British Army personnel in India to their loved ones in the Manchester area. External scenes.

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO 178 (MANCHESTER AREA) (1945)

Messages home from British Naval personnel in India (including WRNS) to their loved ones in the Manchester area. External scenes.

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO 183 (MANCHESTER AREA) (1945)

Messages home from British RAF personnel in India to their loved ones in the Manchester area (including Bolton). External scenes.

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO 191 (MANCHESTER AREA) (1945)

Messages home from British Army personnel in India to their loved ones in the Manchester area. External scenes.

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO 199 (MANCHESTER AREA) (1945)

Messages home from British Army personnel (with Black African Labour corps) in India to their loved ones in the Manchester, ...

 

CALLING BLIGHTY NO 59 (WARRINGTON) (1945)

British servicemen in India, relaxing in a studio set bar with a piano accompanist, speak directly to camera to send ...

 

CAPTURE OF SAGAING AND AVA BRIDGE (18/3/1945) (1945)

After the capture of the Ava Bridge and the city of Sagaing in Central Burma officers from the ...

 

CENTRAL FRONT - BURMA (1945)

An outline of the campaign in Burma from the abortive Japanese 'March on Delhi' offensive of 1944 to ...

 

CHINA INDIA BURMA: RAF OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA... (1945)

Reel 1: Aerial footage; landscapes and cloudscapes. Mountains, possibly the Himalayas. A settlement on a plain. A Chinese city street, ...

DISTRICT OFFICER

DISTRICT OFFICER (1945)has video enhanced entry

INTEREST. The work of a district officer or magistrate in the province of Bengal.

Map of India showing the province of ...

 

ENGINEERS OVERHAUL JAPANESE ARMS (22/5/1945) (1945)

British and Indian Engineers of 54 Workshop Company are seen overhauling Japanese small arms captured after the fall ...

 

ENTRY INTO FORT DUFFERIN, MANDALAY (20/3/1945) (1945)

General Leese (Commander-in-Chief Allied Land Forces South East Asia) and General Rees (General Officer Commanding 19th Indian Division) ...

 

ENTRY TO KYAUKTAN AND LIBERATED ALLIED PRISONERS OF... (1945)

Troops of 71st Brigade, 26th Indian Division, XV Corps enter Kyauktan (south west of Rangoon) and recently liberated ...

 

EVACUATION OF DUTCH INTERNEES FROM CAMP AT AMBARAWA... (1945)

A mobile column of motorised infantry and tanks drives to Ambarawa in Java, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) to ...

 

FAREWELL TO INDIA (1945)

Amateur travel film.

[From notes supplied by archive donor:]

Farewell to India 1945. Home, Cheam, Brother David's wedding, Nellie, 1952. Christening of ...

 

FEEDING OF THE POOR IN RANGOON (18/10/1945) (1945)

Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, recently returned Governor of Burma, attends a ceremonial feeding of the poor as part of ...

 

FERRYING TANKS ACROSS IRRAWADDY (BURMA) 100TH BRIGADE... (1945)

The operation of a ferry across the Irrawaddy River (Burma) using DUKWs as towing vehicles.

A ferry made up ...

 

FIGHTING IN SURABAYA (1945)

Footage from the Battle of Surabaya (Sourabaya/Soerabaja) in Java, Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), including mortar and artillery fire, ...

 

FIGHTING IN SURABAYA (16/11/1945) (1945)

Chinese refugees flee the fighting in Sourabaya (Surabaya/Soerabaja) in eastern Java, Dutch East Indies (Indonesia).

On a street in ...

 

FIGHTING LEPROSY IN INDIA The WORK OF DICHPALI (1945)

"FIGHTING LEPROSY IN INDIA: THE WORK AT DICHPALI". "ARRIVING AT DICHPALI STATION". Group of men sitting under Dichpali signpost. Crowd ...

 

FIREBOMBING OF KANGAW (27/1/1945) (1945)

RAF Republic Thunderbolt fighter-bombers use napalm against Kangaw, and firebombs are tested at Cox's Bazaar, India (Bangladesh).

Kangaw, on ...

 

FOOD AND MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR BURMESE REFUGEES BY... (1945)

The distribution of supplies to local Burmese people in Lingadipa, Burma.

The men of 100th Brigade 20th Indian Division ...

 

FOOTBALL MATCH IN BATAVIA: DUTCH CIVILIANS VERSUS RAF... (1945)

Dutch civilians, presumably recently released from Japanese internment, play airmen of RAF Batavia at football.

Footage of the game ...

 

FORWARD AIRSTRIP CONSTRUCTION AT ONDAW (1/3/1945) (1945)

Following closely behind the advancing British troops in Burma the Madras Sappers and Miners build an airstrip at ...

 

FREIGHT LOADING FOR CHINA/OVER THE HUMP (3/2/1945) (1945)

RAF Douglas Dakota transport aircraft deliver supplies 'over the Hump' of the Himalayas from Dum Dum, India to ...

 

GOVERNOR OF BURMA RETURNS TO RANGOON (16/10/1945) (1945)

Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, the pre-war Governor of Burma, returns to Government House, Rangoon, after years of government-in-exile.

View looking ...

 

GURKHAS ENTER PEGU (2/5/1945) (1945)

Gurkha infantry of 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles, 63rd Brigade, 17th Indian Division, seen entering the town of ...

 

Hayburn Collection. 12: 1945 Bombay & India. (1945)

Bombay, the Gateway to India, Bombay Yachting Club, crowded street with street markets, Perth + Freemantel city scenes with the ...

 

HIS HIGHNESS THE MAHARAJAH OF MANIPUR'S DANCERS (19/9/1945) (1945)

The Maharajah of Manipur's official dancers perform for airmen of the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air ...

 

HOSPITALISATION OF EX-PRISONERS OF WAR AT BANGKOK (20/10/1945) (1945)

Two former prisoners of war, one British and one Indian, receive medical treatment at a hospital in Bangkok, ...

 

IDENTIFICATION OF JAPANESE WAR CRIMINALS AT HONG KONG... (1945)

Local Chinese civilians take part in an identity parade in order to identify Japanese troops suspected of war ...

IN RURAL MAHARASHTRA

IN RURAL MAHARASHTRA (1945)has video enhanced entry

Scenes of the life of a farmer and his family in Maharashtra during the changing seasons of the year.

 

INDIA - A RESIDENCY - FREYA STARK (1945)

Amateur film of the residency at Mhow, India, and Freya Stark. stark is received by the Acting Resident Major W ...

 

INDIA - NE AND NW FRONTIERS (1945)

Amateur film taken by the political agent in Quetta while on tour. Film taken by the Political Officer Mr barlow ...

 

INDIA STRIKES (1945)

Documentary: Film shows examples of different aspects of India, religion, peasan ts and sophisticated society.