• Short Summary

    British troops prepare to defend Hong Kong as Chinese Communists come close to the border.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hong Kong - Britain Stand To: Reds Reach City Gates".

    Hong Kong.

    GV Pan Hong Kong mainland and harbour. MV Chinese walking down steps in Hong Kong. SV Chinese walking down steps. LV Pan rickshaw boys running down street. LV People walking from Kowloon ferry. MV Chinese Communists selling newspapers. SV Chinese person buying red paper from vendor. CU paper showing Communist flag inside. CU Communist flag inside newspaper.

    LV Towards troops disembarking. CU Towards troops disembarking. MV Towards troops marching along quayside. MV Troops looking over side of boat. SV Troops disembarking.

    LV Spitfires at Kai Tak airport revving up. SV Squadron Leader Yule talking to Spitfire pilot. MV Spitfire taxiing down for take-off. & SV. LV Air to air 4 Spitfires flying in formation. MV Air to Air 4 Spitfires in formation. Aerial views Hong Kong. MV Aerial Hong Kong.

    LV Towards British tanks moving towards frontier. MV British tanks moving towards frontier. MV Towards armoured car of the 23rd Field Regiment pulling 25-pounder along. SV 25-pounders ready for action. LV Aerial Hong Kong.

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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:
    01:32:09:00 / 01:33:56:00

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