Japanese Wartime Newsreel Of Bombing Of Ceylon In WW II (Battle Of Ceylon)

This was sent to me by my father who would have been 13 at the time of the Japanese raid. I remember hearing about it as a child growing up in Ceylon. I didn’t know the details. All I knew was that the Japanese were after British, wanted to disable the hugely strategic Trincomalee Harbour and get a crack at Louis Mountbatten (though I don’t think he got to Ceylon, during WW II, prior to 1943).

I did some research last night. This Wikipedia article is a good place to start:

Click image to read Wikipedia article.


Here is the Japanese wartime newsreel footage. There are five (5) segments. Click on each:

Click image to access Japan news footage, the original WW II newsreel.

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