Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From Burma to Pittsburgh with Love

More from the basement tapes on the Archive:
The footage in this reel includes shots of Rear Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, the last Viceroy of India; George Marshall, Army Chief of Staff during WWII and chief military adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt; and Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning, "father of the British airborne forces." Also present are Anthony Eden, British Foreign Secretary (later the Prime Minister), and General Maxwell Taylor.

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