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  • Short Summary

    Lady Cripps visits Yenan and is met by Mao Tse Tung. Also various shots of Chinese country.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Scenes from rural China.

    L/S pan across mountainous terrain around the city of Yenan. L/S of a street in the town showing damaged buildings. Various shots of Lady Cripps, wife of Sir Stafford Cripps, Minister of the Board of Trade, arriving at the airport of Yenan. M/S as she is greeted by Mao Tse Tung, Chairman of the Communist Party in China. C/U Mao Tse Tung. L/S pan across town showing caves hollowed out of the cliffs where inhabitants live, a line of washing can be seen outside one of them. C/U one cliff-dwelling family, showing a crude hand wooden spinning wheel being operated.

    C/U of the banner outside the Bethune International Peace Hospital written in English and Chinese. L/S a ward in the hospital. C/U a Chinese nurse tending a patient in bed. C/U of the primitive scale on which babies are weighed. Various shots children washing their hands in little bowls. Various shots as a candidate in an election speaks to a crowd of people. C/U a Chinese man casting his vote by burning holes with an incense stick opposite the name of his choice and putting it in the box.

    Cataloguer's note: date of item: 1/1/1947.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2116.09
    Media URN:
    63214
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:24:00 / 01:15:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 1623 C

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