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Title:FOOTBALL MATCHES ON THE INDO-BURMA BORDER [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 37
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes of two football matches on the Indo-Burma border, including England versus Scotland and a local RAF team versus visitors.
Description: An Indian marching band with drums and bagpipes. Shot of crowds and pitch. A Scotsman in kilt with rattle poses next to a sign declaring 'Remember Bannockburn'. Local Indian spectators watching from the top of a tree. A group of Indian spectators with monkey. A group of spectators from the Women's Auxiliary Corps of India. The players take to the field while the crowd applauds. Two senior officers introduced to the players. Kick off. Various shots during play. England goalkeeper retrieves the ball from the net. Several shots of England goalkeeper making saves, before again retrieving the ball from the net. Air Marshal Coryton arrives to watch RAF team play visitors. Air Marshal Coryton introduced to the teams. Kick off and various shots during play. Shot of Air Marshal Coryton and other officers watching the game. A tea stall at half time with various servicemen stood around. More game footage.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Lang, T W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Coryton, Alec (person)
Lethbridge, John Sydney (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Women's Auxiliary Corps (India) (regiment/service)
Keywords: Welfare and recreational activities and services, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
Burma 1942-1945 (theme)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 383 ft; Running time: 5 minutes
Notes: The two senior officers meeting the English and Scottish teams are named as Brigadier Lethbridge (Chief of Staff to General Slim, General Officer Commanding Fourteenth Army) and Air Commodore Briggs. Scotland won the game by three goals to nil.
Date from slates. Dopesheet date 7/10/1944.
For other footage of an England-Scotland match, see related items.