• Short Summary

    Shelled British ships reach Shanghai.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Title reads: "First Films - Shelled British Ships Reach Shanghai!" American voiceovered newsreel material.

    Shanghai, China.
    LV GV Elevated Shanghai waterfront. LV Elevated Shanghai street crowded with rickshaws and motor vehicles. SV Towards coolie pulling rickshaw in Shanghai street. LV Elevated GV Bridges crossing Yangtse River. LV Cruiser HMS London lying alongside Shanghai harbour SV The "London" in dock. SV Pan "London's" hull showing shell holes. CU Lifebelt - "HMS London" - officers only'. SV Towards and pan of the "London's" captain, Peter Cazalet leaving cabin and walking on deck. CU Captain Cazalet talking to reporter. CU Pan shell holes in "London's" hull. CU Shell hole in "London's" hull. Sailors looking out of portholes LV Destroyer "H.M.S. Consort" and Sloop "Black Swan" lying alongside. SV Sailor looking at lifebelt inscribed "H.M.S. Consort". SV Hole in "Consort's" hull. CU Shell hole in "Consort's" side plugged with hammocks.

    SV Toward train carrying Amethyst's wounded drawing in to Shanghai's station. SV Wounded being helped from train. LV Survivors leaving station. SV Stretcher case being placed in ambulance. SV Man being placed in ambulance on stretcher. SV Away from camera of ambulance leaving dock.

    Possibly connected with 49/35 - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:50:00 / 01:36:01:00
    UNSO Reel 055 H

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