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    Hong Kong.

    Full titles read: "EPIC OF BRITISH BRAVERY - Gallant Captain and Crew of steamer "Haiching" after night-long flight with pirates, who, when beaten off, set fire to the ship, arrive in port."

    L/S of the "Haiching" in the dock. Various shots of charred parts of the deck. Groups shot of crew members standing on the deck. Mangled and burnt wreckage can be seen in the background.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    18776
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    814.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:39:00 / 01:22:00:00
    Canister:
    G 1678
    Sort Number:
    G 1678
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    Categories
    Travel & Exploration
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The ship featured here is the SS Haiching, belonging to the Douglas Steamship Company.

    The attack took place on 8 December 1929.

    The "gallant captain" described here is Captain O. H. Farrar.

    The ship is pictured here anchored in Kowloon Bay.

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