• Short Summary

    Chinese civil war communists advancing - Madame Chiang goes to US to ask for help.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "RED SWEEP CHINA".

    Suchow, China.

    Madame Chiang Kai Shek and another woman walking towards camera in Washington. Close up shot of Madame Chiang. She is attempting to secure American Aid for Nationalist China's fight against communists. Madame Chiang receives a note (or letter) from a man.

    General view down Suchow street. Lorries filled with troops driving along. Pan to another troop-filled lorry. Pan, tank moving down street. Long shot of Chinese unloading rice from aircraft. Close up shot of a man unloading rice from aircraft. Close up shot of rice being stacked into lorry. Close up shot of Chiang Kai Shek's second son, Lieutenant Colonel Chiang, talking to man. Close up shot of Lieutenant Colonel Chiang as he talks. Long shot of the troops in trench firing. Mortar crew firing. Close up shot of Vickers machine gun firing. Mortar firing. Field gun firing. Man firing Bren gun. Gun firing. Wounded being carried down street towards camera. Stretcher case being put onto plane. Interior of aircraft with wounded on stretcher coming aboard. Group of prisoners. Long shot of group of prisoners sitting behind captured guns. Captured light machine gun. General view of army unit borne by mules going down road.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:42:00 / 01:05:03:00

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