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Aid for China - Burma Road

Series

Series Name
Pathe Gazette

Issue

Issue No.
42/30
Date Released
13 Apr 1942
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Mr Churchill Visits a Gun Station
  2. 2Service Under the Stars and Stripes
  3. 3Australia’s Prime Minister Speaks Out
  4. 4Free Belgian Navy Gets a New Recruit
  5. 5Letters from Home
  6. 6Aid for China - Burma Road
  7. 7Rat Trailer

Story

Story No. within this Issue
6 / 7
Summary
British and American lease-lend material travelling to China and Burma. The urgency for material is so great that two-way traffic must be maintained. Troops as well as war material are transported. To relieve traffic on the road (which is constantly being repaired by coolie labourers) a new railway line is being rushed ahead. This in turn means that tons of rice have to be transported to the workers. The American Medical Mission is playing a large part in China spraying river banks with arsenic dust as a precaution against mosquitos which breed in the fever-infested waters. They are also issuing quinine pills as a check against yellow fever, dysentery and typhoid.
Keywords
Health and medicine; Foreign aid; Military
Locations
China; Burma
Length of story (in feet)
298
Story extras:
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Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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