• Short Summary

    Exclusive first pictures of life in Chinese capital under ruthless Japanese raids, filmed by Paramount cameraman, Arthur Menken.

  • Description

    CHINA: Chungking (Chongqing)
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    Yangtze River and cloud above

    Chungking, China: GV Yangtze River and cloud.
    Pan view of hillside.
    GV street scene, wrecked buildings in background.
    Coolie pulling rickshaw, Chinese men carrying bundles.
    CU Man carrying goods on yoke

    LV garden party.
    Side and front views of Arthur Menken (Paramount photographer) and Chinese General Chiang Kai Check (Chiang Kai-shek) and wife Madame Kai Chek.
    GV Gen. Kai Chek talking
    CU pan Daniel Arnstein, Marco Hellman & Harold Davis (American road building experts who inspected transport facilities on Burma road) wiping their brows
    CU Arnstein, Hellman and Davis into car.
    Car drives away
    GV plane taking off (very dark shot)

    BURMA: Rangoon:
    GVs port and ships
    GV American flag of side of ship.
    Cargo being unloaded from boat.
    Boxes of cargo stacked at port
    Plane at dockside
    Chassis of Ford cars lined up
    Ford transporter

    BV Coolies down steps.
    BV Coolies enter shelter.
    CU child crying.
    BV Medics taking injured person on stretcher into shelter

    INT
    Medics carrying sick person into shelter

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    High Angle long shot American ship offshore
    Closer shot of American ship offshore
    Arthur Menken taking photograph
    Soldier pointing through cabin window

    Planes in air.
    SV bomb bursting in background.
    Top Shot soldier manning guns.
    CU soldier manning gun.
    Long Shot smoke rising from bombing raid.
    Long Shot houses and smoke.

    Elevated view of people returning from shelters.
    SCU people.
    SV dead on ground.
    CU women.

    GVs smok ing buildings American flag in foreground.
    CU American flag flying from flagpole

    SLATE: Good Scenes

    GVs Houses damaged in bombing raids
    Crest on building

    INT
    Arthur Menken piece to camera

    KW: Sino-Japanese War; Air Raids and War Damage; Personalities - Journalists; Airforce - Active; Self-Reference
    Background: Exclusive first pictures of life in Chinese capital under ruthless Japanese raids, filmed by Paramount cameraman, Arthur Menken.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAASXB9NTF7MBWSO2N2MH6QPVI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAASXB9NTF7MBWSO2N2MH6QPVI
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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