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Title:QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS RESTING AFTER TAMU [Allocated Title]
Film Number:JFU 130
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: After the victory at Tamu, Burma, troops of 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders retire to a rest camp where local Naga tribesmen help them to make the camp fit to live in despite the terrible monsoon conditions.
Description: British troops gathered with officers who address them. The troops cheer; all of them wear helmets with camouflage net. A column of British troops and mules march through the jungle; some soldiers carry Lee Enfield rifles and others carry Bren light machine guns. Smoke rises from a patch of jungle on a hillside. Another column of troops moves through the jungle. Naga people carry supplies. Explosion or smoke rises on the other side of a river. (Following footage is very dark). Men gather round to look at a map. A jeep moves along a very muddy road. The jeep drives into camp. General views of the camp; logs are laid down in the mud for the jeep to drive over. Naga people chop wood and build bashas (huts). Repairs are carried out on a Bren gun. Captured Japanese weapons and ammunition, including a Type 11 light machine gun, are laid out in an area with a sign reading "Intelligence Office"; there are examples of captured weapons and ammunition and also hand written information cards for the items. A bagpipe band march on an improvised square. Three men chat and laugh.
Alternative Title:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Production Details: War Office Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
SEAC Film Unit (Production company)
MacTavish, DuncanDuncan MacTavish, service number 378125, sergeant cameraman with No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit, later promoted 2nd Lieutenant 6 September 1945 (see Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 April 1947). (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (regiment/service)
British Army, 5th Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 2nd Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tamu, Burma (geography)
Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Burma 1942-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)