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Title:BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVE IN BATAVIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 387
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The first British troops arrive in Batavia, capital of the Dutch East Indies (now Jakarta, Indonesia).
Description: A Landing Craft Infantry (Large) (LCI(L)) in Batavia harbour. LCI(L) 115 berthed. Four shirtless soldiers of 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders walk towards camera. General scene on the quayside with men stood about and a goods wagon in background. Men moving ammunition boxes; one is seen to be marked 'Seaforth'. Men walking to and fro on the dockside. View of the berthed LCI(L) 115. Officers looking at a map.
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
Davis, Desmond (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's), 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies (geography)
Allied Occupation of the Netherlands East Indies, Allied Occupation of South East Asia post-August 1945 (event)
Indonesian Independence, Independence Movements (event)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)