• Short Summary

    A look at the city of Chungking after 5 years of war; good street scenes.

  • Description

    Titles read: "AFTER FIVE YEARS OF WAR CHUNGKING TO-DAY [sic]".

    Chungking, China.

    General view of Chungking on the Yangtse River. Various shots of a Chinese building being erected and a bricklayer at work.

    Chinese people read the world war news which is posted on street walls. Various street scenes in Chungking, showing huge posters calling for volunteers to fight the Japanese.

    People are carried up the stone steps of the city in sedan chairs. M/S of British Ambassador Sir Maurice Seymour smoking a cigarette and being carried along in a sedan chair. Others ride donkeys up the stone steps from the ferry.

    Several shots of young Chinese using a parachute practice drop. They drop down on parachutes attached by wires to a large concrete tower.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1340.05
    Media URN:
    44228
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:57:00 / 01:09:22:00
    Canister:
    42/82

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