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    This is a film showing how People's Republic of China's gun boat is trained off South China coast.

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    This is a film showing how People's Republic of China's gun boat is trained off South China coast. The Shenpo No. 1 gun boat which sunk two Taiwanese torpedo boats off South China Coast "The Zen Mon" and "Zan Jiyan" made in U.S.A. in association with other gun boats on August 6th. This Shenpo was made back in 1950 and engaged in the sea battle against Taiwanese navy in Wan San Islands. At that time the boat was made of wood and as she fought against Taiwanese navy so bravely and so called the King of the Sea. This boat sunk a Taiwanese gun boat No. 25 made of steel and captured No. 25 gunboat. Since then, the gun boat was renovated as steel gun boat. Although the crews of the boat were changed, training is going day and night. The defense Department of the People' Republic of China named this gun boat as the Shenpo on the Sea. The gun boat will fulfil her responsibility to fight against Taiwanese navy.

    NO. 2 ROLL. 144 FT. TITLE: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S FLEET ESCOURTING THE FISHING BOATS SUNK TWO TAIWANESE TORPEDO BOATS.

    The People's Republic of China's fleet escourting the fishing vessels engaged in action against invading Taiwanese gun boats off Ton San Islands near Fukken Province (between Canton and Shanghai) and sunk two Taiwanese torpedo boats, The People's Republic of China's fleet returned to their base where the crews were greeted by Vice-Commander of Chinese Navy Ri Zo Pon and Admiral U Rui Rin, Commander of the South Sea Fleet. They have captured Lt-Commander Wan On San and Lt. Commander Hdan Zu Jin, general staff office and other crews of Taiwanese navy as prisoner of war. However, People's Republic of China's navy provided them enough clothes, food and daily necessities and looked after them well and treated the wounded crews carefully. On August 9th, a celebration was held at naval base in commemoration of their victory and more than 20,000 crews, members of people's common and fishermen assembled and participated in the celebration. General Kang Ton, Commander of the defense forces in Canton area praised activities of People's Republic of China's Navy and commended that they followed the principles of Mao Tsuo Tseng and this action will be a striking hit both for Generalismo Chiang Kai Shek and also U.S.A.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEN6ZP3SMOTC0TH4YFSP53CFHR
    Media URN:
    VLVAEN6ZP3SMOTC0TH4YFSP53CFHR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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