• Short Summary

    A look at trade and industry in Formosa (Taiwan) under leadership of Chiang Kai Shek.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Formosa - 10 years free".

    Formosa (now known as Taiwan).

    L/S Formosa Island. M/S main street in Formosa. M/S of women buying fabric in a Formosa department store. Various shots of small children sitting in circle in playground singing.

    M/S large crowd Formosan men and women doing keep fit exercises, all dressed in same clothing. Various shots farm workers tending the crops. M/S men being taught how to use the motor tiller. C/U old man in traditional straw hat. M/S of man using a motor tiller in a paddy field, he passes another man using slower tiller drawn by buffalo.

    Various shots men working in a steeple foundry. Various shots men working in an aluminium factory. L/S of sacks of produce being loaded by crane onto cargo ship in docks.

    L/S of President Chiang Kai Shek (aka Kai-Shek) and his wife Madame Chiang walking across rope bridge. M/S the President and Madame Chiang walk towards camera, smiling.

    Narrator emphasises the freedom and prosperity of Taiwan and their resistance to Communism, despite being only 100 miles from mainland China.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:15:00 / 01:05:26:00

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