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  • Short Summary

    Military parade and inspection on Empire Day in Shanghai.

  • Description

    Empire Day in Shanghai; China.

    Military parade & inspection; various mostly British units; also Indian soldiers. Some of the British officers doing the inspections have all white uniforms and helmets. Reviewing troops: British and Indian soldiers march past.

    Shot of the officer in white uniform & helmet standing w/ another Army officer in front of an enclosure covered w/ Union Jacks; British civilian spectators seated there under awning. A sailor and a soldier step up to receive some sort of honours.

    American cataloguer notes: "Shanghai was an open port and an international city; not a British colony. (Actually there seems to be nothing about this film to distinguish the location; it might just as easily be India or another colony or dependency.)".

    Imperialism.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2448.03
    Media URN:
    76978
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:12:00 / 01:12:31:00
    Canister:
    ON 380 F

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