• Short Summary

    Quemoy, battered by one of the fiercest and most concentrated attacks of shellfire in history, carries evidence everywhere of devastation.

  • Description

    Quemoy, battered by one of the fiercest and most concentrated attacks of shellfire in history, carries evidence everywhere of devastation. No sooner had a Chinese Nationalist C-46 plane landed on the island the other day, loaded with Pressmen and cameramen, than it too was under fire on the airstrip. Correspondents stepped out, stepped back and saw for themselves first-hand what the bombardment was like. As the plane took off, it passed another C-46 - but this one helpless on the ground, wrecked by shells on August 31.

    There are a reported 50,000 civilians on Quemoy, now in urgent need of medical supplies. US authorities hope to be able to droop supplies by air within the next few days.

    Many families are now homeless in quemoy, many sit disconsolately outside devastated houses, or sort through rubble and ruin for possessions once carefully treasured. At the airfield near Kinmen City, chief town of Quemoy, ambulances loaded with wounded Servicemen wait for planes to take them to hospital in Taipei, Formosa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3J1OJ7JURFANCFZAMVM694EAG
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J1OJ7JURFANCFZAMVM694EAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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