People rush to leave Shanghai in advance of the Communist forces.
Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.
Shanghai, China. American voiceovered newsreel material.
LV GV Elevated Shanghai and harbour, jammed with small craft. SV Elevated refugees in dukw amphibious transport. SV Elevated pan transport on city road leaving city. SV Towards and pan refugees pushing bicycle loaded with belongings along road. CU Chinese pulling barrow load of belongings. SV Back view Chinese pulling car. LV GV elevated Nationalist troops lined up on quay to disembark. LV Elevated nationalist troops lining quayside. LV Elevated crowded harbour showing troops disembarking.
SV Towards refugees laden with luggage walking up gangplank. LV Towards GV people on quay - nuns struggling up gangplank with luggage. SV Side view nuns struggling up gangplank with luggage. GV Interior ship's lounge laid out as dormitory. SV Part of Lounge. SV The Liner "President Wilson" leaving harbour.
LV GV Shanghai harbour tilt up to town. SV Towards sailors carrying coffin of comrade - sailors from the British Royal Navy vessels 'London' and 'The Black Swan'. SV Back view sailors carrying coffin at funeral followed by Captain Peter Cazalet and another officer. LV Padres and mourners standing by graveside. SV Pallbearers holding ensigns over graves. Coffins being lowered. SV Naval and marine officers at the salute. CU Coffin being lowered. LV GV Mourners carrying wreaths to grave.
Possibly connected with 49/37 - MD.