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    Footage of refugees as Civil War breaks out in China.

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    Civil war in China.

    Chinese Civil War; 1926; various scenes. 2 people carry a piece of furniture past a barricade of boards & barbed wire. Others follow carrying bundles. Another view women (including 1 carrying pole across her shoulder w/ load of straw; big baskets;etc. hanging from each end) & children walk past barricade and squeeze through group of soldiers; Soldier w/ rifle walks between stacked bags & barbed wire in FG, while behind him civilians climb over fence/ barricade.

    Closer shot of refugees climbing over; soldier helps hand a bicycle over fence. Next a steady stream of refugees coming from between a bamboo(?) fence & a cottage: men struggle up the bumpy path pulling rickshaws (jinrikishas) w/ passengers and piles of objects precariously balanced; more people follow on foot. Slow pan on scene; Chinese soldiers by barricade in FG; refugees walking around in BG. Next shot of some Caucasian soldiers by a military truck. Wide shot both groups of soldiers crossing a broken up bridge (damaged in war?).

    Closer shot same. Next a huge pile of rifles in FG; soldiers are tossing more weapons onto pile-disarmament of unknown group?-- the men here still have their own guns. Next; Chinese soldiers stop & search a civilian man; more soldiers in various uniforms standing around. This war ended in Chiang Kai-Shek establishing Nationalist government in China with himself as president (1928). Displaced persons; war damage.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:39:54:00 / 01:41:23:00
    ON 494 I

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