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Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Civilians in Sadaung, southeast of Meiktila, Burma, welcome RAF officers who helped reclaim their village from the Japanese.
Description: A jeep drives up and comes to a halt outside a wooden house. RAF officers get out of the jeep and are greeted by a local Burmese man, and his wife and child. An RAF Flight Lieutenant holds a young child. Local children, obviously dressed for the occasion, put garlands of flowers around the officers' necks. A dance is staged for their entertainment. A man beats a drum, and another plays a 'wa letkote' or bamboo clapper. Close-up of a man beating a drum with both hands while blowing a whistle.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 155 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Dopesheet remarks that the Burmese man who greets the RAF officers had studied Law at Oxford.
No slates. Two dates on dopesheet; that given above is the earlier of the two and more likely to be correct.