The Colombo Harbor in Ceylon. A street in Colombo. An Old Dutch Clock Tower on the street. A policeman directs traffic. British officers and sailors land from liberty boats. Sailors get off boats and climb up at the jetty. Anchored ships in the background. A British cruiser enters the harbor.
The Colombo Harbor in Ceylon. Launch of lines from ships. Ships at anchor in the harbor. Buildings on shore. Various ships and boats enter the harbor.
Evacuees and troops at the Colombo Harbor in Ceylon. Evacuees and troops arrive from Singapore and Sumatra. Civilians arrive at dock from a barge. The Harbor Police and St John's Ambulance volunteer ladies receive them on jetty. Officers and sailors help women get off. People with their luggage. Locals carry luggage. Soldier with bandaged feet. Sailors carry a wounded on stretcher. They place a wounded on a stretcher, lift and take him away. Nurses look on. A wounded soldier on stretcher smokes a cigarette. Indian soldiers lift a wounded on stretcher onto a truck. Wounded soldiers climb up a staircase. Evacuated troops at the jetty. Chinese Guerillas, British troops, Indian soldiers and locals sitting on the jetty.
British troops in Colombo, Ceylon. A column of English troops march on the streets. A car passes by. A local pulls a hand rickshaw. A British soldier rides a bicycle. Cars parked outside an official building.
A building in Colombo, Ceylon. Cars parked outside an official building. A clock atop the building. People enter and leave the premises.
York street in Colombo, Ceylon, during World War 2. Trams run on tracks. Cars pass by. Locals pull hand rickshaws. Pedestrians on the street. A jewelry store at one corner. Local coolies build a wall in front of the Electrical Department Building for protection against air raids. Men and young boys lay cement bricks.