1946 dated ephemera with a Burma connection.

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  1. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I thought that these might prove to be interesting. They are two flyers for Cinema shows in Johore Bahru in Malaya. Nothing particularly extraordinary but it nice to know that they have survived. The back of one flyer has adverts in Chinese and the other, Chinese and Urdu. Shrew 007.JPG
     

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  2. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Each of the flyers seem to have been posted in small, homemade envelopes, Shrew 003.JPG
     
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  3. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    But what is the most interesting thing to me is that both of the envelopes are made from Japanese maps of Burma. Shrew 011.JPG
     

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  4. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Some interesting typos on the flyer - particularly the type of 'amusement' on offer...
     
  5. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Ingon is a village in Kalewa Towmship, Kale District in the Sagaing region of Western Burma. Shrew 012.JPG
     
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  6. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    And the 'Urdu' is Malay Jawi script, according to the one who knows.
     
  7. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Sagata and Mingon are villages in the Banmauk Township, Katha District in the Sagaing region of North Central Burma. Shrew 005.JPG
     
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  8. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    My Urdu isn't what it was, actually it is exactly as it was, non-existent. Jawi, like Urdu obviously uses Arabic script.
     
  9. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    I sympathise - it's all Greek to me too.
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Especially as they are twice 'nigtly'

    TD
     
  11. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    The Japanese maps were presumably recycled owing to paper shortages in the immediate post war period. The maps were probably left behind after the Surrender. Interesting that High Wood refers to the one covering Katha. This was not that far from Pinwe, a much fought over town which was finally back in British hands at the end of 1944.Katha was where 9th Royal Sussex spent Christmas, on the Banks of the Irrawady, crossing on 26th Dec and raising the Union Flag on the far side.
     
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  12. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    And here's the film shown on second flyer. "Burma Victory".


    Tim
     
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  13. Rothy

    Rothy Well-Known Member

    Going back to the flyer for the movies, I spotted "BETTL DAVIS" as the lead in "Juarez". Did the printer run out of "E"s I wonder?
     
  14. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    I was in Kathmandu many years ago where I saw a film poster for Annie Hall starring Woody Alien.
     
  15. High Wood

    High Wood Well-Known Member

    Tim,

    thank you for posting the link.

    Simon
     

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