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Title:INDIAN ENGINEERS' FIELD WORKSHOP IN BURMA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 242
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Film showing vehicle maintenance activities at a field workshop in Burma.
Description: An officer seen using a loud hailer. A wrecker lorry. Two men at work repairing an axle, possibly from a field gun. Another uses a welding torch to braze a large component. An Indian Engineer at work on the chain of a motorbike (BSA or Matchless?) presumably for use by despatch riders. A wrecker lorry reverses towards a bogged down Chevrolet CMP lorry. A tow cable is paid out and hitched to the CMP. An officer directs traffic on a road. The wrecker arrives at the site of the bogged lorry.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 400 ft (approx); Running time: 5 mins (approx)
Notes: No dopesheets for this film, so specifics as to date, location, unit etc are unclear. Unit possibly of the Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and location probably more likely to be central Burma rather than the Arakan.