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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the burnt wreckage of the steamer "Haiching" in Hong Kong docks.

  • Description

    Hong Kong.

    Full titles read: "EPIC OF BRITISH BRAVERY - Gallant Captain and Crew of steamer "Haiching" after night-long flight with pirates, who, when beaten off, set fire to the ship, arrive in port."

    L/S of the "Haiching" in the dock. Various shots of charred parts of the deck. Groups shot of crew members standing on the deck. Mangled and burnt wreckage can be seen in the background.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    814.13
    Media URN:
    18776
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:39:00 / 01:22:00:00
    Canister:
    G 1678

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The ship featured here is the SS Haiching, belonging to the Douglas Steamship Company.

    The attack took place on 8 December 1929.

    The "gallant captain" described here is Captain O. H. Farrar.

    The ship is pictured here anchored in Kowloon Bay.

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