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Title:LIFE WITH AUSTRALIAN AIRMEN ON AN RAF CAMP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 161
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Domestic scenes of life on an RAF camp in a forward area in Burma
Description: A thatched wooden building fiercely ablaze. An airman does laundry in a metal bath. Men reaching for fruit on a tree. A local boy washing cups and dishes. Tents flapping in monsoon conditions; a Union flag strains on its flagpole. Two airmen, seated in a tent, drink tea. Airmen show a drawing to the camera. An improvised shower made of petrol tins and a bamboo pole. Man asleep in a tent. An Australian Flying Officer, wearing his rank on a wristband, sets an alarm clock. An airman sits in a bath and another pours water over his head. Another airman has a shower by means of a punctured bucket hung between two trees.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 183 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: This film an identical copy of ABY 118, but possibly reappears at this point in the sequence so as to be taken in conjunction with ABY 159 and 160.
This footage apparently shot by an unnamed Royal Australian Air Force cameramen. Dopesheets undated and no details of location.