Archive / Films / Mackrell Collection – Film 12


B&W. 8:30min. Assam, India. 1942-43. Film made by Gyles Mackrell. Scenes of the construction of Ledo road (Stilwell Road). Scenes of the hill terrain and the road under construction. Indian workers dig the road using shovels while supervised by a few Europeans. Jeep driven on the narrow, unfinished road. Landscape scenes filmed from a bungalow veranda. More scenes of a Jeep on the narrow road. Speed limit road signs (some use cartoon characters). Views of the Pangsau Pass.


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