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Title:JAPANESE CAPTURE OF SINGAPORE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JYY 60
Summary: Newsreel on Japanese advance through Malaya, attack on Singapore, British surrender and Japanese victory parade.
Description: Heavily laden medium tank Type 97, CHI-HA with palm leaf camouflage advances along road flanked by rubber plantations; abandoned British Bren carriers lie in the ditch. Advance continues as tanks, cyclist troops and trucks move on over blown bridge and past Malays in white lining route. Trucks enter Kuala Lumpur, where black smoke rises in the distance. Troops overcome difficult jungle terrain; horse assists cyclist soldier up incline. Other soldiers cross river and advance on bicycles before deploying as if for attack near villa. View from Johore shore across to Singapore Island. British troops, carrying a white flag and Union Jack, meet Japanese for surrender at the Ford Motor Company (sign clearly seen). Japanese General Yamashita and British General Percival seated in room to discuss surrender. Japanese troops banzai. Ruined defences. Graves. Shot of statue of Sir Stamford Raffles. Japanese tanks move through Singapore.
Production Details: Nippon Eigasha (?) (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Yamashita, Tomoyuki (person)
Percival, Arthur Ernest (person)
Imperial Japanese Army & Army 25 (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Ford Motor Company (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, Japanese - tank: light tank type 95, HA-GO (object name)
armour, Japanese - tank: medium tank type 97, CHI-HA (object name)
prisoners of war, Indian - custody (object name)
casualties, Japanese graves - battlefield (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: [wrecked] (object name)
arts, Japanese - music: Singapore victory song (object name)
Second World War, Singapore, Fall of & 1942 (event)
Malaya & Kuala Lumpur (geography)
Malaya & Johore (geography)
Singapore & City Hall (geography)
Singapore & Raffles Statue (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: Japanese
Title language: Japanese
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 824 ft; Running time: 9 mins
Notes: Title: Film has no title but it shares some sequences with JYY 061 which are differently arranged. JYY 061 is a separate film.
The Union Jack featured is held by the IWM's Department of Exhibits and Firearms reference FLA2449.