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  • Short Summary

    British soldiers on shore leave in China visit temples and gardens in Soochow.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "All work and no play etc. 'Temple of 500 gilded gods', 'Mandarin Gardens', 'Chinese Tower of Pisa' great attraction for Jack when he gets shore leave".

    Soochow (aka Suzhou), China.

    Panning L/S of sailors of British Navy walking raised paths over lake, between pagodas. L/S of party climbing a rocky hillside path, passing temples and more pagodas. Panning shot of sailors standing amongst trees. L/S of temple tower, tilt down to show sailors sitting as a group in front of it. M/S of sailors on donkeys being led through arched gate. M/S of sailors on donkeys being led through market place, rickshaws in background. Panning shot of group of sailors, most sitting on donkeys.

    Note: nitrate neg. transferred onto *PM0658* is badly damaged. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    658.10
    Media URN:
    26453
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:43:00 / 01:23:10:00
    Canister:
    G 1350

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