Japanese troops and tanks advance to Mandalay, Burma, during World War II.
Burma Date:1942, May 2 Duration:5 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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