First pictures of American Consul General Angus Ward after being freed from China.
Unissued / Unused material.
Title - '1st films from China, Reds free Angus Ward!'.
Chinese Communists free Angus Ward, American Consul General captured at Mukden. Tientsin, China.
MS barge alongside the US freighter 'Lakeland'. MS Angus Ward and another man walking up rope ladder to the freighter. CU Ward arriving on deck of freighter. CU the Chinese Communist flag flying at masthead of the US freighter. CU Chinese Communist soldier. CU another Chinese Communist soldier. CU Angus Ward walking up companionway of freighter. CU Communist soldier on guard.
MS group posed shot of Ward, his wife and all 18 members of the Consulate staff on deck of freighter. CU Ward and wife seated at table eating. CU Ward eating. Various shots ship's doctor testing Ward's chest with stethoscope. MS ship's barber placing cape round Ward's neck before cutting off his beard. CU Ward having beard cut. MS Ward posing with 4 others behind lifebelt of the freighter. CU Ward and another posing behind lifebelt.