• Short Summary

    Civilians leave while Marines are sent in to hold back the Communist forces.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Title reads: "Americans Flee As Red Tide Sweeps China". American voiceovered newsreel material.

    Shanghai, China.

    Panning shot of the people boarding ship. People walking up gangplank. Long shot of people looking over rails waving goodbye. Ship leaving quayside. People on quay waving. People onboard ship looking over rails. High angle long shot of the people on quayside waving. Ship steaming out of harbour.

    Tsing-Tao, China.

    American troopship arriving in the harbour of Tsing-Tao, China. Long shot of deck with US Marines of the 9th Division standing by rails. Marines looking over rails of ship. Pan, marines walking down gangplank. Long shot, Colonel Hughes walking to meet Brigadier General Thomas (not in picture). Long shot of the marines walking along quayside. Marines marching along quay.

    Possibly connected with 48/101 - MD. Possibly in tin marked UNSO 41/42.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:19:00 / 01:49:20:00
    UNSO Reel 041 M

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