Japanese invasion of Mandalay Burma during World War II. Animated map connects Rangoon and Mandalay in Burma. Japanese soldiers march along road. Native people along road. Japanese soldiers drink water from canteen. Soldiers look at map. Japanese motorized units and trucks along muddy road. Japanese troops fire artillery gun. Smoke rises from artillery explosions in the background. Japanese troops advance along road. Japanese tanks being lined up along road. Tanks begin advance.
Japanese troops walking along the "Road to Mandalay" in World War 2. A road sign shows 104 miles North to Mandalay and 326 miles South to Rangoon.Cattle in a field. Road clogged with Japanese troops, some leading or riding horses. Several soldiers on bicycles.Trucks line the side of road. An official proclamation posted in Japanese and Burmese.Roadside lined with Burmese people, some carrying parasols. They offer water to passing troops and for their animals. Japanese troops drinking from their newly filled canteens. Japanese soldiers interrogate a wounded British soldier sitting on the ground. Japanese infantry files past a line of Japanese tanks. They pass another road sign pointing 82 miles to Mandalay, 348 miles to Rangoon, and 6 miles to Hanza. Japanese troops struggle to move a truck over a by-pass around a bridge destroyed by the British. Japanese officers surveying the situation. A photographer takes pictures of Japanese tanks coming over a steep hill. Japanese gun crew secures a field artillery piece in place, with rope and stakes. They then load and fire it. Rounds exploding in the distance.Tanks and other military vehicles are parked clear of the artillery, as if waiting to proceed, after the bombardment. Truck pulling a large artillery piece and infantry pulling small artillery pieces, advance alongside parked tanks. Some of the infantrymen carry Japanese flags. Japanese tanks rolling into outskirts of Mandalay, near railroad yard, past trashed military equipment.
Activities of Japanese soldiers in Southeast Asia during World War II. A relief map of India, China and Indo China shows the locations of Rangoon and Mandalay in Burma. Japanese soldiers march along a dirt road. Trucks parked along the side of a road. Japanese troops march. Natives standing on the side of a road wave flags. The native fill vessels with water for Japanese horses to drink. They give Japanese soldiers water to drink. The troops march in the background. Two soldiers drink water from canteens. Japanese soldiers and U.S. prisoners of war seated on the ground. A Japanese officer points to a piece of paper and discusses. The soldiers marching on a street move past a sign which reads: 'Mandalay 82 Mi-Rangoon 348 Mi'. A Japanese soldier pushes a dump truck up a steep grade on a road. Japanese officers and a car in the background. A photographer and a medium tank in the background. A Japanese soldier drives steel wedges into the ground behind a piece of field artillery. The Japanese fire the field artillery. A column of smoke rises. Japanese tanks drive down a dirt road. The field artillery being pulled by Japanese soldiers. The soldiers march carrying Japanese flags. Demolished buildings in the foreground. Freight cars on a siding, bomb crates near railroad tracks. Japanese medium tanks advance over the railroad tracks.
Chinese troops of the 38th Infantry Division are seen moving through Jungles with pack animals carrying supplies as they advance toward key city of Bhamo, in Burma, during World War 2. A map shows the area, highlighting cities of Rangoon, Mandalay, and Bhamo. Using small assault boats, the Chinese troops cross a river near outskirts of Bhamo. American officers, working with the Chinese, consult a map as they plot the attack. Chinese artillerymen begin a barrage, as their infantry advance. Allied P-47 aircraft bomb Japanese positions only a few hundred yards in front of advancing Chinese infantry. Chinese troops make their way through bombed and burning areas. Severely damaged Buddhist Temple is seen. Lieutenant General Daniel I. Sultan, U.S. Commander in Burma and India,inspects the captured city. Chinese troops raise their flag over the city.
British and Indian combat troops recapture Mandalay, Burma after three years of Japanese occupation during World War II. Blast in the city. A series of blasts occur in the city. A Burmese temple in the fore ground. Troop in prone position fire rifle. Troops fire artillery. Military tanks advance in the city, temple in the background. Army trucks advance in the city. Troops advance in a jeep. Japanese prisoners captured and brought to British camp. Burmese temple with a statue of an elephant and a dragon.
A massive temple in Burma (Myanmar). A person walks past temple, carrying large bouquet of what appears to be flower-like objects. Two large Chinthe (stylized lion statues) standing guard by a pagoda on Mandalay Hill. A girl feeding pigeons in front of a temple. (Scaffolding seen on nearby structure.) Costumed men, on elevated outdoor stage, send decorated Chariot carrying several men, up inclined cables, toward a temple tower. They are watched by crowd of spectators, seated on the ground. A temple in the woods. Silhouette of temple gate. A temple reflected in a lake.