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Title:RELEASED PRISONERS OF WAR IN HOSPITAL AND BEING SHOWN AROUND HMS SUSSEX [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 334
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: Interior hospital ward with a nurse sitting with a patient. Closer shot of the patient. Series of shots showing patients and nurses listening to a gramophone. Men dismount from a lorry on the dockside with HMS Sussex in the background. Wide shot with people going onboard. A blackboard reads: 'Prisoners of war may come onboard the ship between the hours of 4pm and 7pm./There is a cinema show to-night at 19:30 in the shed' (see note). Internees coming up gangway stairs. Internees stepping aboard. Wide shot of Sussex.
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
Abbott, J (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.
For details of the 'cinema show', see JFU 331.
Additional coverage by Sergeant Hewit. See related items.