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Title:AFTERMATH OF JAPANESE AIR RAID ON IMPHAL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MWY 82
Other titles:INDIAN INTER-SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTORATE COLLECTION - INDIAN HOME FRONT AND MILITARY OPERATIONS, AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ITALY AND THE PACIFIC DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Footage from the town of Imphal in Manipur, India in the aftermath of Japanese air raids on 20 and 21 April 1943, showing the cremation on pyres of some of the civilian dead, and buildings (including a hospital) set on fire.
Description: Civilian woman squatting on the ground next to the body of a relative lying on a section of corrugated iron. Others by bodies on metal sheeting. A woman covers her face and wails. A man carries a handful of burning sticks to light a funeral pyre. Fire catching beneath the pyre. Men digging the pit beneath the pyre. A body is placed onto the pyre; other bodies (soles of feet) can be seen lower down. Pyre burning with bomb damaged buildings behind. An open-sided building burning after bombing. Three British soldiers, one in hospital pyjamas, watching a hospital building burn; salvaged hospital beds can be seen on the grass beyond them. Three soldiers in bush hats and pyjamas. Group of soldiers in pyjamas with a Queen Alexandra’s nurse. Remnants of a burning wooden building. Tilt from a bomb crater to show the hospital building next to it with red cross marking clearly visible. Indian patients outside the hospital. Miscellaneous collection of hospital equipment (furniture etc) lying on grass; tilt up to the burning hospital. Soldiers forming a human chain passing buckets across a road.
Alternative Title:INDIAN INTER-SERVICE PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTORATE COLLECTION - INDIAN HOME FRONT AND MILITARY OPERATIONS, AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ITALY AND THE PACIFIC DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]