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Other titles:DOCKS AT HI-SPEED [Main Title]
SCENES AT RANGOON DOCKS 4 FEBRUARY 1942 [Allocated Title]
Summary: Mute, unedited footage shot by British Paramount News cameraman Maurice Ford in Burma.
Description: Rangoon docks, Burma 4 February 1942. View over dock area. Large number of Indian troops disembarking from a troop ship and marching along the docks. View over the harbour. Civilians working past a British soldier in full kit wearing a pith helmet. Portrait shot of the British soldier. Various ships in the docks. Large group of civilian dock workers hoisting up a gangway. Civilian dock workers dragging large bundles of cargo netting. British soldiers manoeuvring a wooden gangway on the dockside. View of a life belt with the word "Rangoon" painted on it. Various small boats at the dockside "Samuel White" and "Searcher". View from inside a warehouse of British troops disembarking from a troop side. Various shots of British troops walking down a wooden gangway. Group of British troops standing by the rail on board ship, smiling and raising their pith helmets to the camera.
Rangoon, Burma 1 and 2 February 1942. Large contingent of Indian troops marching along a wide street. Troops pass several shops and commercial premised, some boarded up, "Bank of China", "Dawson's Bank", "P Orr and Sons" "Rander House" and "Gemmell Kennedy & Co Ltd". Various views of the troops on the march. Lorry convoy of troops driving through streets lined with civilian onlookers.
Rangoon docks, Burma 4 February 1942. Two small boats at the stern of a larger ship. Civilian dock workers unloading sacks from a ship using cargo nets and unloading wooden boxes using ropes. Large number of extremely large wooden crates piled on the quay side, boxes marked "Chevrolet General Motors". Close-up shot of other boxes and metal drums, some marked "Rangoon" and others "Made in the USA".
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 885 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Above stories relate to Maurice Ford's shipment numbers 110, 111, and 112 (as noted on his Dope Sheets). For the British Paramount newsreel including footage shot by Maurice Ford in Burma, 1942, see issue no 1173, IWM film ref NPA 1173.