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Title:AIR RESUPPLY AND EVACUATION DURING BATTLE OF NGAKYEDAUK PASS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 5
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Aircraft dropping supplies by parachute and evacuating wounded in support of 7th Indian Division, Fourteenth Army.
Description: Men of Air Supply Company packing parachutes and preparing supplies and ration containers. General Slim, General Officer Commanding 14th Army, congratulates men of the Air Supply Company. Stinson L-5 Sentinel light aircraft for battlefield casualty evacuation.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Thomas, R H (Production individual)
Clot, Dennis Francis Emile1919-07-04 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Slim, William Joseph (person)
Indian Army, 7th Indian Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 14th Army (regiment/service)
British Army, XV Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Service Corps, Air Supply Company (regiment/service)
Keywords: Burma (geography)
Battle of the Admin Box 1944, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Air supply operations, Air operations over Burma, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Aerial Warfare (theme)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Burma 1942-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1155 ft; Running time: 13 minutes
Notes: This battle also known as the Battle of the Admin Box. This battle occurred after an offensive into the Arakan by XV Indian Corps saw the HQ of 7th Indian Division become encircled. Entirely supplied from the air this 'box' of administrative and support troops, with a small number of infantry and a tanks, were able to hold out until the Japanese were forced to withdraw by their own lack of supplies.
Sergeant Clot's personal log describes this footage being used by Indian Newsreel Parade. See also INR 54 for the newsreel in which it appears.