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Title:RELEASED PRISONERS OF WAR IN HOSPITAL AND BEING SHOWN AROUND HMS SUSSEX [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 333
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Recently liberated Allied prisoners of war and internees are shown around the Royal Navy London Class heavy cruiser HMS Sussex, and seen in hospital.
Description: Internees climbing a gangway to board HMS Sussex. Reverse angle showing same. Civilian ex-internees (on the flag deck?) with a Royal Navy signaller. Internees looking at a six-barrelled Vickers 2-pounder 'pom pom'. Looking at Sussex's 8-inch main guns. Internees are shown one of the ship's 4-inch secondary guns by a rating.
Interior ward; general view with patients and nurses. Two freed prisoners of war talking. A man sits on his bed reading; he lights a cigarette. Pan along a row of beds; a nurse walks to a particular bed and stops to talk to a patient as the camera continues to pan.
Ex-prisoners on deck looking out. A rating demonstrates one of Sussex's twin 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns by traversing the turret. Men looking out over the rails. Internees walking along deck. Wide shot of Sussex at her berth.
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
Hewit, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, SUSSEX (HMS), cruiser (regiment/service)
Keywords: Singapore (geography)
Recovery of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees 1945, Allied Prisoners of War Far East 1939-1945, Internment (event)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 295 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: HMS Sussex was the flagship of Rear Admiral Cedric Holland and had been the site of the Japanese surrender of the Singapore garrison on 4 September 1945.
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