Troops set off for China from Southampton.
Item title reads: "More troops for China. 2nd Batt. Scots Guards and 1st Northants set forth for Shanghai. 'Shanghai!...Shanghai!' "
M/S soldiers and officers, and soldiers in pith helmets with kitbags, lining up to board ship via a gangplank. Some carry flags and rifles, and soldiers pass rifles along line up the gangplank. The soldiers wave from the ship, some stand in lifeboats, C/U singing -one holds a glove puppet. A vast crowd of soldiers on deck wave to the crowd on the dockside as the ship moves away from dock and sails off.