SIR MILES DEMPSEY DEPARTS FROM SINGAPORE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST [Allocated Title]
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- Title: SIR MILES DEMPSEY DEPARTS FROM SINGAPORE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: JFU 576
- Other titles: BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
- Summary: Sir Miles Dempsey, commander of Allied Land Forces South East Asia (ALFSEA), departs by air from Kallang airport, Singapore, and a number of senior officers see him off.
- Description: Dempsey at the salute with an RAF Regiment guard of honour behind. He inspects the guard of honour; a cine cameraman, presumably Sergeant Wilcox, can be seen with his Vinten Normandy camera. Guard of honour. Aircrew on parade before the flight. Dempsey meets the aircrew. Aircrew board the aircraft. Dempsey speaking with Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia. Dempsey boards the aircraft. Aircraft (an Avro Lancastrian transport) taxiing.
- Access Conditions: IWM Attribution: © IWM
- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1946-04-17
- Production Country: GB
- Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor) SEAC Film Unit (Production company) Wright, E V (Production individual)
- Personalities, Units and Organisations: Dempsey, Miles Christopher (person) Mountbatten, Louis (Earl) (person) Allied Land Forces South East Asia (regiment/service) South East Asia Command (regiment/service) Royal Air Force, Royal Air Force Regiment (regiment/service)
- Keywords: Kallang, Singapore (geography) Allied Occupation of Singapore, Allied Occupation of South East Asia post-August 1945 (event) India 1939-1945 (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: 190 ft; Running time: 3 mins
- Notes: Dempsey was leaving in order to take up a new appointment as Commander-in-Chief Middle East. He had previously commanded Second Army in north west Europe.
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JFU 574 (SIR MILES DEMPSEY VISITS 5TH ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES AT BANDOENG [Allocated Title])