• Short Summary

    Footage of Hong Kong in late 1940's living under threat of Chinese Communism.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Hong Kong under Red Shadow.

    M/S through window of airport control tower of Skymaster, plane leaving Kingsford Smith airfield, Sydney for Hong Kong. Aerial shot of the countryside.

    L/S of the Labuan a small island off the coast of Borneo. M/S people alighting from plane at Labuan airport. L/S of main street of Labuan. M/S of barges in harbour that brought ashore men of the 9th Division in 1945.

    M/S derelict barges. L/S cemetery full of graves who fell in the encounter. M/S Graves being attended by islanders.

    Shots of people arriving at Hong Kong airport. M/S a Chinese dhow sailing in harbour. M/S Ferry Boat. Hong Kong waterfront seen in the background. M/S Hordes of houseboats in Causeway Bay. M/S Houseboats. M/S Occupants of houseboat coming and going from boat to quay. M/S of children on houseboat. Shots of native Bazaar. L/S of block of flats draped with washing. Several good shots of Hong Kong street scenes. C/U of Union Jack flying.

    M/S of Chinese walking over wooded bridge into the town. Shots of military policemen searching civilian for arms. C/U Boundary - 'Anglo Chinese Boundary 1898', pan over to L/S country in Chinese side. L/S Troops guarding wooden bridge. M/S of soldier escorting prisoner over bridge. M/Ss of lorry load of suspected Communists getting out from back of Lorry and being searched for arms by Gurkha troops. High angle shot over Hong Kong.

    Cataloguer's note: Paperwork suggests that dupe negative exists in Canister No 2161 H. It also suggests that it was filmed in 1949.4

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:54:00 / 01:43:37:00
    UN 2184 F

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