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  • Short Summary

    United Nations giving out food to starving Chinese.

  • Description

    Hengyang, China.

    Several shots of the old Chinese people laying on ground - exhausted or hungry? Various shots of the people eating with chopsticks. Close up shot of Chinese child eating. Another person eating.

    Various shots of the people working on marshy land - probably rice field.

    Various shots of the men unloading sacks of food from ship at dockyard. Close up shot of one of the sacks with UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) written on it.

    Several shots of the hungry Chinese children at an UNRRA camp. Close up shot of a sign in Chinese and English reading 'The Hengyang Sixth Soft Rice Kitchen Under the Auspices of the Hunan Regional Office UNRRA'. Pan down to show mass of people, many children, receiving food and eating.

    Various shots of the families in front of caves - disturbing shots of starved people and children on ground in front of caves.

    Note: this appears to be similar to missing item in UN 1471 - old records give location of caves as Chungking (Chongquing). AH 2002.

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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:
    01:01:39:00 / 01:04:26:00
    UN 1483 D

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