• Short Summary

    Horrific scenes of destruction during the bombing of Canton in the Sino-Japanese war.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BOMBING OF CANTON - These first, exclusive pictures, taken by Pathe Cameraman A T Hull in China, bring you the stark terror of events that have shocked the world".

    Canton, Phoenix Islands, Pacific Ocean.

    General views of the city of Canton. M/S of Pathe cameraman A T Hull filming with a hand-held camera. Several shots of smoke rising from the city during a bombing raid by the Japanese. Distressed people mill about a busy street; quick shot of bombers flying overhead. Bodies are strewn about amongst the rubble of bombed buildings; people work to clear the debris; women search for their possessions in the ruins of their homes.

    Slightly blurred shots of a woman crying for her child; Red Cross workers bandage wounded children and adults. Other Red Cross workers lie dead on the ground after being machine-gunned. Wounded people are carried to ambulances. People stand looking at a bombed building.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    971.10
    Media URN:
    17281
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:52:00 / 01:08:57:00
    Canister:
    38/49

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