• Short Summary

    Harrowing scenes of destruction from Shanghai during Sino-Japanese war.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "China. 'Is war ever worth it?' Hunger, pestilence & famine stalk in the wake of destruction& death - graphic pictures from Shanghai epitomise the horrors of war!"

    Shanghai, China.

    Various shots of damaged buildings in war torn Shanghai. People clearing up debris.

    Chinese people carrying away belongings piled high on bicycles. Damaged cars, high angle shots of damage. Rickshaws move in street in front of damaged building.

    Dead bodies lie in the street. People travel over bridge in rickshaws and on foot.

    Firemen work to damp down burnt out buildings.

    Men bend to gather cups of water from tap in street.

    Chinese refugees with belongings travel road past tent.

    Troops and barbed wire used to hold back refugees from areas. High angle shots of refugees behind wire. Long line of bald headed children, they look poorly fed and scared. Doctors vaccinated children. Some children wince as they are injected. People gather round to receive food handouts. C/U of elderly woman's face. C/U young child holding out hands as if begging or shrugging with dejection.

    (Part of the Sino-Japanese war)

    (This neg. is not of great quality - it looks as if it is several generations away from the original)

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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:
    01:41:51:00 / 01:43:21:00

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