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Title:RETURN OF MALAYA'S VICTORY CONTINGENT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 653
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: At Singapore, the Cunard White Star liner RMS Mauretania arrives carrying members of the Malayan and South East Asia Victory Contingents, and a parade is mounted through the streets.
Description: At Clifford Pier the Governor of Singapore, Sir Franklin Gimson, delivers a speech. Naval contingent on parade. Gimson leaving; a glimpse is had of Lieutenant-General Sir Montagu Stopford (Acting Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia) and Rear-Admiral Egerton (Flag Officer Malaya) following behind. Air Marshal Sir George Pirie with Egerton. A pipe band leading the parade crosses a bridge. Victory contingent follows. Civilian crowd following behind. More shots, quite impressive, of the victory contingent. Uniformed (Chinese?) men on a lorry with banner in Chinese; a flag appears to be marked CVOA. The victory contingent seen from the front of a moving vehicle. Good views of the RMS Mauretania approaching the quay with people waving from the boat deck. Smoking aft funnel. Spectators on quay. Dockers attend to a mooring line. Name 'Mauretania' on stern. Passengers disembarking. Victory contingent disembarking. Egerton arriving at Clifford Pier Stopford arriving. Gimson arriving. Gimson receiving a salute. He inspects the assembled contingent.
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
Brown, S T (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Stopford, Montagu George North (person)
Gimson, Franklin Charles (person)
Pirie, George Clark (person)
Egerton, Henry Jack (person)
South East Asia Command (regiment/service)
Civilian Vessels, MAURETANIA (RMS) (1938) (regiment/service)