Nationalist China Military Forces Demonstrate… 1958

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    Nationalist Chinese Military Forces demonstrate readiness, Formosa (Taiwan).

    Zoom in on map of Far East. LS exhibition by armed forces in Taipei. MS Chinese sign and machine guns. MS tank turret turning. MS tank corps. Various shots snorkel jeep going under water - part of demonstration. Various shots jet pilots rushing to planes and scrambling on board. Various shots F86 Sabre jets taking off. Various shots jets dropping Napalm bombs.

    Panning shot groups of frogmen approaching beach in small rubber boats. Various shots marines in landing crafts for beachhead attack. Various shots naval officers of the Free China Navy checking operations. Various shots marines coming down rope ladder. Various shots landing crafts nearing beach. Marines rush ashore.

    Free Chinese tank corps, crews scramble aboard. Various shots tanks advance through farm area. Tanks go into action, attacking over mined field and firing on enemy positions. Telephoto shot of distant targets being hit. Tanks crossing river.

    LS Quemoy. Soldiers prepare anti-Communist propaganda balloon barrage to drift over Communist China. Balloons with slogans on a filled with helium, a propaganda banner is attached. Frogmen loading small attack boats with cartons of plastic cans containing Anti-Communist propaganda leaflets. The boat goes out to sea and the frogmen release the cartons into current so they will drift towards China.

    MS sentry in pillbox, last outpost for Free China - he watches Communist China Coast through binoculars. Telephoto shot Chinese coast with the Chinese-held Amoy island in foreground.

    Date on dope sheet is 29/05/1958.

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    01:07:11:00 / 01:13:27:00
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