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General Joseph Warren Stilwell gets off a U.S. aircraft and is greeted by General Frank Dow Merrill in Colombo, Ceylon.

U.S. Army Generals Joseph Warren Stilwell and Frank Dow Merrill in Colombo, Ceylon during World War II. Chinese troops in camouflaged uniforms move through a jungle. A bomb drops and the troops wearing masks cross the smoky area. A U.S. aircraft in flight. It lands in Colombo, Ceylon. General Stilwell gets off from the airplane. General Merrill greets General Stilwell. They both stand and talk. Other officials in the background. Insignia of the United States on the wing of the aircraft. Stilwell and Merrill leave the airfield. Stilwell talks to Merrill and an official. They get in a jeep and drive off. A building in the background.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A WAC checks papers against a reference book and marks information on a sheet in Kandy, Ceylon.

WAC (Women's Army Corps) activities in Kandy, Ceylon. A U.S. soldier writes while seated at a table. A WAC approaches a shelf with books. She removes a reference book and goes through it. She checks papers against the reference book and marks information on a sheet. She then returns the book to the shelf. Labeled books in shelf. A label reads 'WAR DIARY, July 1944 - 26th to 31st'.

Date: 1945, January 3
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Lt. Gen. Joe Stillwell lands at SEAC airfield in Ceylon, where he meets BG Frank Merrill, during World War II

A U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 aircraft approaches a South East Asia Command airfield in Ceylon, in World War 2. As it taxis in after landing, the words: "Uncle Joe's Chariot" can be seen painted below the cockpit window, along with the China-Burma-India Command Insignia. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Joseph Warren Stilwell, AKA Joe (Vinegar) Stilwell, steps from the airplane's rear door carrying a campaign hat in his left hand. He shakes hands with Brigadier General Frank Dow Merrill (of Merrill's Marauders) and other officers. Stilwell (now wearing his campaign hat) converses with Merrill. Together, they walk toward a waiting staff car.

Date: 1944, July 31
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. P-40 Warhawks bomb Japanese positions in Battle of Myitkina during Burma campaign of World War II

U.S. P-40 Warhawks bomb Japanese positions in Myitkina, Burma during World War 2. Chinese and U.S. officers at an airfield in Burma. U.S. P-40s take off from the airfield to bomb Japanese positions. Formation of p-40s airplanes. They peel off and drop bombs on Japanese positions. Smoke billows up from explosions. U.S. Army General Joseph (Vinegar Joe) Stilwell steps from his C-47 transport airplane (named "Uncle Joe's Chariot") and is greeted by U.S. Army Brigadier General Frank Merrill (of Merrill's Marauders) on an airfield in Kandy, Ceylon, where he is to consult with Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia (SACSEA).

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Film 'Wonders of the World' shows women plucking tea leaves from tea garden and men performing a local dance in Ceylon.

Film 'Wonders of the World' shows elephants and bullocks on streets in Ceylon. Men and women build houses. Bullock cart moves on road. Hay hung in front to tempt the bullocks to come forward. A group of women plucks tea leaves from a tea garden. Various plants and trees in Peradiniya Garden. Men in traditional costumes perform a local dance. Elephant performs stunt. Local man smokes pipe.

Date: 1937
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
WAC (Women's Army Corps) stamp credit line on back of still photographs at Still Laboratory in Kandy, Ceylon.

WAC (Women's Army Corps) activities in Kandy, Ceylon. WAC in Still Photo Laboratory stamp credit line on back of still photographs. Board reads 'SEAC (South East Asia Command) Unit Still Laboratory'.

Date: 1945, January 6
Duration: 2 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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