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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
A training film on life of people of India during World War II. An American officer instructs Indian troops in Assam. The troops are taught tactics of hand-to-hand combat. Huts and carts in an area. People sitting outside the huts. A bridge over a waterway. People walking on the bridge. Soldiers walking in a street. Trees along the sides of the street. The soldiers seated on the ground. They get up as an officer arrives and instructs them.