- Title: ARMY TRANSFUSION UNIT AT WORK AT SINTHE [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: JFU 44
- Other titles: BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
- Summary: 32nd Army (Blood) Transfusion Unit work at a forward airfield at Sinthe to save the lives of soldiers from IV Corps wounded in action.
- Description: Blood donated in Calcutta (India) is flown, contained in specially made ice boxes, to the Transfusion Unit. Dried blood plasma is also flown in. A Stinson L-5 Sentinel taxis and stops. A patient is taken from the plane on a stretcher. The patient is taken from an ambulance. A medical officer removes a bottle of blood from one of the ice boxes and takes it to a medical tent. Two medics prepare the bottle for the transfusion by attaching the drip and rubber tubes. Another L-5 Sentinel taxis around the airfield. A patient is lifted into an ambulance on a stretcher and the ambulance drives away. A sign reads 'No. 32 Field Transfusion Unit'. A bottle is set up hanging upside down with tubes hanging down. A bottle of blood is taken from an ice box. Needles are inserted into a patient's arm. An ice box is taken from a C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) and put into a lorry. A needle is inserted into a patient's arm. A C-47 taxis to a halt on the airstrip.
- Access Conditions: IWM Attribution: © IWM
- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1945-02-25
- Production Country: GB
- Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor) SEAC Film Unit (Production company) Higgins, K G (Production individual)
- Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps, 32 Field Transfusion Unit (regiment/service) British Army, IV Corps (regiment/service)
- Keywords: Sinthe, Burma (geography) Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event) Burma 1942-1945 (theme) British Army 1939-1945 (theme)
- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent
- Technical Details: Format: 35mm Number of items/reels/tapes: 1 Footage: 342 ft; Running time: 4 mins
- Notes: Dopesheet gives the location as Sinthe, an airstrip west of Pakokku on the Irrawaddy River. For other films relating to medical treatment and services in this theatre, see related items.
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