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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: British soldiers after the invasion of Madagascar.
Description: Rehoisting of French flag over the town hall. Rear Admiral Edward Neville Syfret, British Commander-in-Chief and Major General R Sturges, Officer Commanding the land force, saluting the flag with their staffs. Major General Sturges gives a speech promising that the British soldiers would do all they could to promote the welfare of the whole community. Prominent citizens are presented to Rear Admiral Syfret and Major General Sturges. Aerial views of Courier Bay, where the British first landed, Diego Suarez Bay, the town of Antsirane and a wreck outside the bay.
Miss Christine Mustarde, the only woman in the British landing force, chief stewardess aboard one of the liners.
British troops mopping up local brigands suspected of looting. Troops accompanied by French farmers and villagers inspecting possessions of looters.
Harvesting of peanuts in the northern part of the island.
Troops marching to do temporary garrison duty.
Harvesting of maize. Madagascar cattle grazing.
Captured French equipment and guns. A bridge which was blown up by the French is still smouldering. Officers examine the bridge while new troops cross a temporary bridge. Men from the Royal Scots Fusiliers prepare forward defence lines.