Foreign correspondents were allowed to land on the Nationalist-held Matsu group of islands, October 12, for the first time during the Formosa crisis.
G.V. MATSU ISLAND FROM NATIONALIST WAR SHIP.
S.V. MAN MANNING A.A. GUN ON WARSHIP.
C.U. SOLDIERS KEEPING LOOK OUT.
S.V. CORRESPONDENTS GETTING INTO LANDING CRAFT.
S.V. RIDING AWAY FROM WARSHIP.
SHOT FROM LANDING CRAFT TAKING CORRESPONDENTS TO MATSU.
PAN MATSU COASTLINE.
S.T.V. CORRESPONDENTS LANDING ON BEACH.
S.T.V. GENERAL HO CHUN GREETING CORRESPONDENTS.
C.U. GENERAL HO CHUN.
G.V. MATSU ISLAND TERRAIN.
S.T.V. TROOPS DIGGING COMMUNICATING TRENCHES.
INT. SHOT 155 MILLIMETRE AND GUN EMPLACEMENT.
S.V. TROOPS DIGGING COMMUNITY TENCH.
S.V. GUN BEING ELEVATED.
C.U. SOLDIER TURNING WHEEL. ON GUN.
G.V. QUEMOY BEACH HEAD AND TERRAIN.
L.V. HOUSES AND VILLAGES.
S.V. VILLAGES AND VENDOR.
L.V. NATIVE DWELLING.
L.V. OF DWELLING.
S.C.U. CHILDREN RUNNING AWAY FROM CAMERA.
L.V. MARKET AND STREET.
L.V. LANDING CRAFT APPROACHING ISLET OF KAO TAN TAO.
STV. CORRESPONDENTS LANDING ON KAO TAN TAO.
S.V. TROOPS WITH ROCKS TO BUILD DEFENCES.
L.V. CABLE CAR INSTALLATION HAULING ARMS TO HILL TOP.
TOP V. SHOWING HILLS.
S.V. GUN EMPLACEMENT.
S.V. SOLDIERS HOLDING COMMUNIST SHELLS WHICH HAVE FALLEN ON ISLAND.
C.U. PAN DITTO.
C.U. PIECES OF RUSSIAN SHELL.
L.V. CORRESPONDENTS ON PAI KAN ISLAND.
L.V. FISHING VILLAGE ON ISLAND.
C.U. NATIVE EATING WITH CHOPSTICKS.
TOP V. A.A. GUNS ON MATSU ISLAND.
C.U. SOLDIER AT LOOK OUT.
L.V. A A BATTERIES THROUGH NETTING.
S.V. INFANTRY FIRING RIFLE AT PRACTICE.
S.V. FIRING MACHINE GUN.
S.V. AA GUN FACING MAINLAND.
S.V. SOLDIER ON GUARD.
G.V. MATSU ISLAND.
Initials D.C./CW A.S./R.L.
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Background: Foreign correspondents were allowed to land on the Nationalist-held Matsu group of islands, October 12, for the first time during the Formosa crisis.
The group, consisting of five small islands - Matsu, Pei Kan T'an, Kao Tan Tao, Tung Chuan and Hsi Chuan - is commanded by General Ho Chun. He told correspondents that supplies for Matsu had been going through at a fast pace during the previous month and there was enough ammunition and supplies for both military and civilian use for the winter.