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    Canton Troops Prepare for Jap Attack

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    China: Britain Strengthens Hongkong's Defences. Hongkong, China Long view street scene. Top view, CU & semi views Australian troops thru' streets. Gen. view & semi back view tilt down Indians marching in open country. CU of an officer. Pan along line of civilian volunteers. CU volunteer with scarf. Semi view & CU pan volunteers drill with gas-masks. Long view Indian troops take turbans off. Semi view & long view pan of troops digging trench. Gen. view of Hong Kong.

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    Pan from old building to new buildings of Hong Kong. Semi top view troops thru' street. Semi view troops starting to dig. Gen. view antiaircraft guns. Semi view Loading guns & long view guns fire. Semi view Indian gunners loading gun. CU indian officer gives order to fire. Long & semi views guns fire. Long view three guns fire.

    Canton Troops Prepare for Jap Attack Canton, China Gen. & long view junks along Canton waterfront. Semi views of Chinese women rowing junks. Top view of junks lined up. Gen. view U.S. Gunboat & British Gunboat. Semi view British Gunboat 'Robin' Angle U.S. Gunboat Mindanao'. Gen. view Bund...Hotel in b-g. Long view of Hotel..largest building. Pan barricaded streets. Semi view sandbag barricade. Ge. view pan damaged building...and people. Semi view bullet holes in building. Semi top view rickshaws. Long & gen. views showing roof-tops protected from bombs.

    Good Scenes.

    Gen. & semi views junks in Pearl River at Canton. Long view pan of bridge over river. Long view U.S. Gunboat 'Mindanao'. CU American Commander Leffler. Gen. view American Consul building. Pan down Consul building. Long view staff of Consul..in front of building. CU Consel General Irving Linnell. Tilt up damage. Tilt up from hole to damaged building. Gen. view Canton...showing protected roof-tops.

    Sino-Japanese War, Military - Active; British Empire


    Canton and Hong Kong

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    Background: Canton Troops Prepare for Jap Attack

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