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Title:MALAYA COMMAND SPORTS DAY IN KUALA LUMPUR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 586
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Footage from a Malaya Command athletics competition held at Kuala Lumpur, with senior military and civil figures in attendance.
Description: Various views of the hurdles. Start of the quarter-mile race. Finish of the quarter-mile. Out of focus footage of the start of the 3-mile race. Race in progress. An Indian soldier, Naik Sohan Singh of 89th Indian Infantry Brigade wins the 3-miler. Dark (silhouetted) close-up of Singh. A team of Sikhs competing in the tug of war. Competitors spectating. Flight Lieutenant Liezer at the high jump. The winner of the high jump, Balwant Singh, clearing a height of five feet eleven inches. Close-up of Balwant Singh. Pole vault. Senior spectators; Lieutenant-General Sir Frank Messervy (General Officer Commanding Malaya), Alexander Newboult (Chief Secretary of the Malayan Union) and Alam Shah, Sultan of Selangor. Presentation of cups to servicemen and the civilian captain of the Tamilian Physical Culture Association.
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
Clark, Paul Stuart1926-07-24 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Alam Shah (person)
Messervy, Frank Walter (person)
Newboult, Alexander Theodore (person)
British Army, Malaya Command (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Indian Army, 89th Indian Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
Indian Army, 80th Indian Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
Indian Army, 11th Sikh Regiment, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (geography)
Post-war Malaya 1945-1948 (event)
Indian Army 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 352 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: The cameraman names the recipients of the cups on his dopesheet, but the correspondence of names to the footage is not entirely clear. The names given are:
Lieutenant Burini of 80th Indian Infantry Brigade.
Leading Aircraftman Clapham.
Major Rowland Jones of 1st Battalion 11th Sikh Regiment.