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FOOTBALL MATCH FOR TROOPS: ENGLAND VERSUS SCOTLAND... (1944)

Shot by Sergeant Hammond: wideshots of the game in progress, shot from the back of a lorry, giving a view ...

 

FOOTBALL MATCHES ON THE INDO-BURMA BORDER (5/10/1944) (1944)

Scenes of two football matches on the Indo-Burma border, including England versus Scotland and a local RAF team ...

 

FOURTEENTH ARMY PRESENTS A JAPANESE SWORD TO INDIAN... (1944)

Indian Air Force 1 Squadron is presented with a Japanese sword in recognition for its service to Fourteenth ...

 

FRONTLINE NEWSPAPER (4/1944 ca) (1944)

An edited production by the SEAC Film Unit (British) shows how 'SEAC', the newspaper of South East Asia ...

 

GENERAL SHOTS AFTER CONFERENCE BETWEEN 14TH ARMY COMMANDER,... (1944)

Officers, including Lieutenant-General Slim, from the South East Asia Command gather for a conference in the jungle near ...

 

GENERAL SIR GEORGE GIFFARD INSPECTS TROOPS (4/8/1944) (1944)

General Sir George Giffard, Commander-in-Chief 11th Army Group, inspects his forward troops near Tamu on the Indian-Burmese border.

General ...

 

GENERAL SLIM AT AIRSTRIP, IMPHAL (2/8/1944) (1944)

General William Slim, General Officer Commanding 14th Army arrives at Imphal airstrip and chats to Air Commodore S F Vincent, ...

 

GROUND ATTACK OPERATIONS BY BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTERS OF... (1944)

Scenes of RAF 211 Squadron Bristol Beaufighter ground attack aircraft being serviced before mounting attacks on enemy positions ...

HILLMEN GO TO WAR

HILLMEN GO TO WAR (1944)has video enhanced entry

PROPAGANDA. The way in which Indian hill tribes make contributions to the War effort.

An annual religious festival accompanied by music ...

 

INDIA MARCHES - INDIA DEFENDS (1944)

Newsreel items (mute) including production of India rubber, capture of Tiddim (Burma) and South African Navy at sea.

 

INDIAN AIR FORCE VULTEE VENGEANCE DIVEBOMBERS IN ACTION... (1944)

Scenes Vengeance divebombers of 8 Squadron Indian Air Force in action.

Exterior shot of a building, presumably the briefing ...

 

INDIAN ENGINEER WORKSHOP AND SCENES ALONG THE TIDDIM... (1944)

Scenes at an Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers' workshop of 123rd Brigade, 5th Indian Division, and views of ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 39 (1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. INDIAN AIR FORCE SQUADRON COMMANDERS FOREGATHER AT DELHI

I. INDIAN AIR FORCE SQUADRON COMMANDERS FOREGATHER AT DELHI - ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 55 (1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. BENGALS SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT SITUATION IMPROVED

I. BENGALS SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT SITUATION IMPROVED - Watching army trucks being ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 56 (1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. BOMBAY'S GENEROSITY IN A HUMANITARIAN CAUSE

I. BOMBAY'S GENEROSITY IN A HUMANITARIAN CAUSE - A cheque is a ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 62 (19/5/1944)

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I. "MR. GANDHI RELEASED" Gandhi is released from the Aga Khan's palace after a year and a half. Initial scenes ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 67 (23/6/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "NATIONAL DEFENCE COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH INDIAN TROOPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST" Touring members of the National Defence Council meet ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 70 (14/7/1944)

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I. "WEST AFRICAN'S ROLE IN INDIA'S DEFENCE" West African troops, "toughened by the toughest climate in the world", arrive in ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 71 (21/7/1944)

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I. "KHALSAS WINS M.U.C. GOLD CUP" The Gold Cup Final (soccer) in Madras is won by Khalsa College. The match ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 74 (11/8/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "RAILWAYS ENSURE SAFETY FIRST" A passenger train collision with a concrete block, placed across the line, is staged by ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 84 (20/10/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF PRESENTS NEW COLOURS TO THE FOURTH BOMBAY GRENADIERS" The Commander-in-Chief, General Sir Claude Auchinleck, arrives in Bombay ...

 

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 88 (17/11/1944) (1944) enhanced entry

I. "THE EMIR OF KATSINA COMES TO INDIA TO SEE HIS WEST AFRICAN TROOPS" The Muslim Emir of Katsina (on ...

INDIAN NEWS PARADE NO 91 (8/12/1944)

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I. "MUSLIMS WIN BOMBAY PENTANGULAR TOURNAMENT FINAL" Cricket veteran Hardstaff comments "I don't remember a more thrilling match in my ...

 

INDIAN RUBBER (1944)

Natural rubber production in Travancore.

 

JAIPUR (1944)

TRAVELOGUE. Jaipur is the "Pink City" and the capital of Rajasthan in India. This travelogue shows the State Parade including ...

 

JAPANESE RETREAT FROM KHA KHONOU AT MILESTONE 24 TO... (1944)

After the abandonment of the Japanese assault on Imphal, British and Indian troops of 5th Indian Division are ...

 

JUNGLE SCHOOL (9/1944) (1944)

RAF aircrew are trained and tested in techniques of jungle survival at a jungle school at RAF Mahabaleshwar, ...

 

LIBERATOR OPERATIONS AGAINST NATKYIGON, BURMA BY RAF... (1944)

Consolidated Liberator heavy bombers of RAF 355 Squadron attack Japanese targets near Natkyigon, Burma

Operating from Salbani airfield, in ...

 

LIVING CONDITIONS DURING THE MONSOON IN THE ARAKAN... (1944)

During a lull in fighting in the Maungdaw area of Arakan, Burma, British troops of 25th Indian Division ...

 

LOADING RAF DAKOTA AIRCRAFT FOR SUPPLY OPERATIONS FROM... (1944)

Scenes showing RAF Douglas Dakota aircraft being loaded and refuelled prior to supply operations from Chandina, India.

Dakota aircraft ...

 

LORD MOUNTBATTEN VISITS KOHIMA AND IMPHAL (14/8/1944) (1944)

Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, visits the Kohima and Imphal fronts, India.

Mountbatten arrives ...

 

LORD MUNSTER'S TOUR OF CALCUTTA (26/10/1944) (1944)

Lord Munster, Under-Secretary of State for India makes a tour of welfare inspection of British troops in India.

Lord ...

 

MEN OF THE ASSAM RIFLES TRAINING AT SADIYA (23/10/1944) (1944)

Infantry of the Assam Rifles seen preparing various traps during jungle warfare training at Sadiya, Assam, India.

Wide shot; ...

 

MEN OF THE PUNJAB REGIMENT ON PATROL AND STRETCHER... (1944)

Indian troops of 2nd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment (123rd Brigade, 5th Indian Division) seen on patrol in the ...

 

MILITARY POLICE ACTIVITIES IN CALCUTTA (1944 (?)) (1944)

Edited footage showing joint American and British military police activities in Calcutta, India.

City scene showing a stationary tram ...

 

MULES FOR THE BURMA FRONT (1944) (1944)

At a Remount Depot and Veterinary Hospital, mules are treated and trained ready for service on the Burma ...

 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDIA (1944) enhanced entry

India' s most popular instruments.

Title card: 'Musical Instruments of India' over picture of instruments. Rolling script: 'Part of the ...

 

NAGA REFUGEES AT UKHRUL, MANIPUR, INDIA (7/1944) (1944)

Naga refugees shown tending a church garden and graveyard (including British graves), and rebuilding their shattered village of ...

 

PACKING SUPPLIES FOR AIR RESUPPLY OPERATIONS AT SYLHET,... (1944)

Men of the Air Supply Company, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, packing a variety of material ready for ...

 

RAF ATHLETIC MEETING AT CHARBATIA, NORTH OF CUTTACK,... (1944)

Indians and Britons compete at an inter-Service athletics meeting, hosted by the RAF at Charbatia, north of Cuttack, ...

 

RAF BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER OPERATIONS IN BURMA (18/9/1944) (1944)

Scenes of RAF airmen preparing for a Bristol Beaufighter sortie over Burma.

Airborne footage of flight over coastal areas ...

 

RAF BUILD THEIR OWN CHURCH AT AGARTALA, BENGAL, INDIA... (1944)

After monsoon weather washes away an RAF church five days before a special Thanksgiving Service, a new church ...

 

RAF CLOSE AIR SUPPORT DEMONSTRATION NEAR BISHENPUR,... (1944)

The RAF demonstrates close support techniques in cooperation with a British armoured unit.

Wide shot of an open plain ...

 

RAF HAWKER HURRICANE OPERATIONS ON THE IMPHAL FRONT,... (1944)

Footage of RAF Hawker Hurricane pilots preparing for an attack on Japanese positions on the Imphal front, India.

Aerial ...

 

RAF JUNGLE SCHOOL AT MAHABALESHWAR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA... (1944)

Reel 1: Men gathered around sketch map. Close-up with finger pointing out various locations. A Burmese instructor in front of ...

 

RAF OPERATIONS AT AND AROUND IMPHAL, INDIA (4/7/1944) (1944)

Reel 1: Supermarine Spitfire with control tower in background. Hawker Hurricanes with propellors spinning before taxiing away past camera. Douglas ...

 

RAF SUPPLY LINES IN INDIA (6/7/1944) (1944)

Reel 1: Docks on the Hooghly River, Calcutta; river craft are unloaded. Two men stand on top of a lorry ...

 

RAF TACKLES THE MOSQUITO MENACE (9/10/1944) (1944)

Scenes of RAF anti-mosquito operations around Imphal, India.

Three Hawker Hurricanes overhead spraying kerosene and DDT. Shot of two ...