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Fascinating Footage Of Sumatra In 1940 Before The Japanese Occupation

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Fascinating Footage Of Sumatra In 1940 Before The Japanese Occupation

On the eve of the Japanese invasion of Indonesian, an American and his camera travelled through Sumatra.

Artisans operate in the marketplace, children playing in unpolluted river streams while a mother feeds her baby under the shelter of a classic Batak house. It’s a beautiful insight to life where phones and iPads were no distractions to natural and rural life

So enjoy this fascinating footage of Sumatra in colour before 1940:

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