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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
 
 
British sailors land from liberty boats at the Colombo Harbor in Ceylon.

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.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Ships and boats enter the Colombo Harbor in Ceylon.

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.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Evacuees, British troops, Chinese Guerillas and wounded soldiers at the Colombo Harbor in Ceylon.

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.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British troops march on a street in Colombo, Ceylon.

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.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An official building in Colombo, Ceylon.

A building in Colombo, Ceylon. Cars parked outside an official building. A clock atop the building. People enter and leave the premises.

Date: 1942, March
Duration: 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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