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Indian people working on a farm and sitting on the ground in Assam, India.

A training film titled 'Preview of Assam' on life of people of India during World War II. Hands mark Assam on a map. Men standing at the bank of a river. Boats at the bank. Buildings in an area. Men working on a farm. Cattle on the farm. Huts in the area. Men seated on the ground. Soldiers seated at a desk in a building and working. A boat underway in a river. (The temples visible in this clip are "Shiv Doll" in Sivasagar, Assam (India). This is a well known place of religious belief and a tourist spot.)

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops capture Myitkyina and Japanese 15th Division counterattack British Forces at Imphal in India

Allied airplanes bomb Japanese positions in Myitkyina. Allied capture Myitkyina in on 3rd August 1944. Japanese 15th division counterattack British forces near Imphal in Assam. British artillery and gun fire halts Japanese advance towards Imphal. Chinese cross flooded roads to advance into Burma. July 1944.

Date: 1944, July
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wounded soldiers of U.S. 5307th Composite Unit (nicknamed Merrill's Marauders) are brought to Ledo airstrip in Assam, India.

Evacuation of 'B' Battalion of U.S. 5307th Composite Unit ( nicknamed Merrill's Marauders) from Myitkyina, Burma to Ledo airstrip in Assam, India during World War II. A U.S. Army Air Force C-47 transport aircraft lands at Ledo airstrip in Assam. Litter cases are carried from the airplane to a clearing station. Ambulatory patients walk from the airplane to the clearing station. A soldier receives a hospital tag. Wounded ambulatory patients get into ambulances. An ambulance pulls away from a loading area.

Date: 1944, May 30
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Journey of U.S. troops and supplies to observation posts in jungles of the China India Burma Theater during World War II.

A film titled 'Aerial supply to Burmese outposts' based on establishing and supplying observation posts of the Allies in jungles at Assam-Burma frontier during World War II. Animated map highlights China, Burma and Assam in India. The Patkai mountain range is highlighted on the map. A U.S. airplane in flight over the mountains. U.S. troops prepare for a journey to an observation post. Initial equipment are loaded on a jeep trailer. The jeep passes along a bamboo corduroy bridge built by Indian workers. Second stage of journey shows equipment loaded on elephants. The elephants are driven along a jungle road. Native people are employed to carry equipment further. The native people are inspected before they begin the journey. Men and women carry equipment on a hillside.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British General Orde Charles Wingate briefs British; Chindits; and 1st Air Commando Group, during World War II.

British forces along with the Chindits units in India as they plan for their operations in Burma during World War 2. A ground crewman holds a flag marking the place where an arriving American C-47A airplane should park on the Hailakandi Airfield, Assam, India. British Major General Orde Charles Wingate steps from the plane. He is greeted by U.S. Army Air Forces Colonel Philip Cochran, Co-Commander of the1st Air Commando Group, and other American and British officers. General Wingate, flanked by Colonel Cochran and another officer, gives a detailed briefing to Officers, about plans for Burma operations. Later, Colonel Cochran conducts an additional briefing for enlisted personnel of the 1st Air Commando Group. General Wingate inspects Chindits units. Wingate looks over map spread on hood of a jeep and discusses it with British staff.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Wounded men of U.S. 5307th Composite Unit ( nicknamed Merrill's Marauders) are brought to Assam, India during World War II.

Evacuation of 'B' Battalion of U.S. 5307th Composite Unit (nicknamed Merrill's Marauders) from Myitkyina, Burma to U.S. 20th General Hospital in Assam, India during World War II. Members of Merrill's Marauders with long beards pose for a photographer while seated outside the hospital building. Soldiers talk to each other. Patients on stretchers are carried out of U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 Skytrain. Ambulances arrive at U.S. 20th General Hospital. Men are either carried or walk from ambulances to the hospital.

Date: 1944, May 31
Duration: 2 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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