• Short Summary

    Gunboat Panay bombed on Yangste River - American government (including FDR) reacts.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Panay incident shakes Washington".

    The U.S. gunboat Panay has been bombed and sunk on the Yangtse River whilst patrolling Chinese waters.

    China.

    Various shots of U.S. navy warships patrolling sea off coast of China. C/U of two sailors on bridge of ship, one is covered in tattoos. L/S of rowing boat moving towards ship - could be gunboat Panay.

    Washington D. C., United States of America (USA).

    Aerial night shot of city, including view of Washington Monument. Various night shots of Capitol Hill; good shots of White House and dome of congress building. Lights blaze showing government is "burning midnight oil" over incident. Night shots of traffic outside Government Printing Office.

    Great M/S of President of United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his secretary Marvin Macintyre looking over papers in Oval Office of White House.

    More impressive night shots of dome of congress building. Aerial shot of city, looking over shoulder of aeroplane pilot.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    949.01
    Media URN:
    16161
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:00:50:00
    Canister:
    37/102

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