RAF BUILD THEIR OWN CHURCH AT AGARTALA, BENGAL, INDIA [Allocated Title]
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- Title: RAF BUILD THEIR OWN CHURCH AT AGARTALA, BENGAL, INDIA [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: ABY 26
- Other titles: ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
- Summary: After monsoon weather washes away an RAF church five days before a special Thanksgiving Service, a new church is quickly built in its place.
- Description: Scaffolding is erected. Bamboo is beaten into strips and then spliced for use as building material. Floors covered in matting. Walls placed into position. Esparto grass is cut and transported in bundles by lorry for use as thatch after drying in the sun. Church roof is thatched. Shot of church notice board, a service in progress and the finished church.
- Access Conditions: IWM Attribution: © IWM
- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1944-09-21
- Production Country: GB
- Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor) Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company) Swain, J (Production individual) Clot, Dennis Francis Emile1919-07-04 (Production individual)
- Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
- Keywords: Agartala, Bengal Province, India (geography) Far East 1939-1945 (theme) Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme) India 1939-1945 (theme)
- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent
- Technical Details: Format: 35mm Number of items/reels/tapes: 1 Footage: 306 ft; Running time: 4 minutes
- Notes: An interesting example of religious observance in the field, and a study in traditional building techniques. No slates, date from dopesheet.
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