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

 
 
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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.