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    Chinese Nationalist forces repel an attack on the Island of Quemoy from the Mainland.

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    Unused / unissued material -

    Quemoy, Formosa / Taiwan.

    Chinese Nationalist forces repel an attack on the Island of Quemoy from the Mainland.

    Map of Far East showing Taiwan's relation to Communist-held Chinese mainland -- cross dissolve to map of Taiwan. LS Panning shot of Quemoy Island. LS Panning shot of street in Quemoy. MS Pan shops and stores. LS Quemoy school children coming out. LS Children in playground. Overhead tilt shot of children in classroom. LS Panning shot of Quemoy hospital. MS Doctor at work with microscope. MS Hospital ward. LS Typical Quemoy homes. LS Farmer ploughing soil. MS Young farm girls riding on seats on sides of burros. LS Statue of Dr Sun Yat-sen, leader of China's successful 1911 revolution. LS Large rock with emblazoned Chinese characters in Chiang Kai-shek's own hand "Remember what happened at Chu". This is a moral for todays Nationalist Chinese soldiers. The rock is on 800-foot-high Tai-wu-shan, highest point on Quemoy, which commands a sweeping view of the Communist-held islands and mainland. LS Entertainment crew performing for Nationalist Chinese soldiers in trench. MS Girl singers and musicians entertain troops at last outpost on Quemoy island. MS Under camouflage netting girl entertainers pass out newspapers to troops. MS Placing propaganda shell into gun and firing. MS Girls assisting psychological warfare unit in preparing balloons to float over Communist-held China mainland. MS Inflating balloons. LS Psychological warfare unit releasing propaganda balloons. Rear view of same as mass of balloons go floating towards the mainland. LS Barrage of balloons drifting to mainland carrying flag of Republic of China. Extreme LS from gun emplacement showing Chinese mainland. MS Girls in studio deliver propaganda message by loud speaker system to Chinese Communists on mainland. MS Loud speakers directed towards the mainland. LS In reply a shell bursts from the mainland. MS Devastated house. LS Devastation from Communist shelling. LS Troops assemble with full gear. LS Tanks rumbling along Quemoy highway. Running shot along Central Highway. LS Jeeps and troop carriers passing along rocky road towards gun emplacement. Overhead shot of troops constructing stone barricade. MS Same with the shore in the background. MS Building emplacements and anti-tank trenches. Telephoto shot of more gun fire. LS Panning shot of devastated area. MS Same. MS Crumbled ruins. Telephoto shot of army trucks heading towards shore line, mainland coast in the background. LS Headquarters war room on Quemoy. MS Mapping room. MS Soldiers behind gun directed towards coastline. LS. Camouflage gun emplacement. MS Sentry at last pillbox out- post on alert. Telephoto shot, pan Communist-held mainland. LS Same from Quemoy.

    (Mute F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/08/1958.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:22:00 / 01:32:19:00
    UN 3130 A

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