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Title:ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR AT KALLANG [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 142
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Allied prisoners of war, liberated from Japanese captivity, are seen at Kallang airfield, Singapore.
Description: Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, distinctive by his eyepatch and amputated left arm, steps down from an aeroplane and inspects a guard of honour. He speaks with a liberated prisoner of war (POW). POWs gather around a jeep; though ubiquitous by 1945, many of these men had not seen one until they were liberated. A parked Douglas Dakota transport aircraft with a figure of Pegasus on the nose. POWs around an ambulance. A convoy of ambulances passes along a road. View from the Cathay Building over rooftops towards Kallang sea port; aircraft passing overhead (one of them an RAF De Havilland Mosquito) and many ships moored in the harbour. Japanese soldiers, now themselves prisoners of war, filling in trenches in the grounds of an ecclesiastical building, possibly a cathedral. An RAF officer demonstrates a covert radio set hidden in a water bottle.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Tookey, C E W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Carton de Wiart, Adrian Paul Ghislain (person)
Keywords: Kallang, Singapore (geography)
Recovery of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees 1945, Allied Prisoners of War Far East 1939-1945, Internment (event)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, Far East 1939-1945 (theme)