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Title:OPERATIONS FROM AMBOSITRA TO FIANANTSOA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 337/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 22nd East African Brigade in action in Madagascar.
Description: Askaris advancing along the side of the road come under machine gun fire. Supported by machine gun fire from the armoured cars, they deploy to the right and advance up the hill. Additional support is given by mortar fire. Askaris removing rocks from the road. French and Malagache prisoners. A French captain. Malagaches wearing straw hats. A Malagache officer. A wounded French soldier. A wounded Malagache soldier. A blocked road. Brigadier Dimoline with Colonel Metras (commander of the French native troops in Madagascar) leaving the Benedictine chapel at Ambositra after the memorial service. The word "Pax" on the front of the church tower. Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt takes the salute. The guard of honour. Native onlookers. A sentry outside the 22nd Brigade's HQ. Askaris off duty.