• Short Summary

    US aircraft carriers race to Formosa as tension increases.

  • Description

    Formosa (Taiwan).

    LV. Seventh fleet being refuelled at sea, fleet sailing towards Formosa They are to evacuate civilians from Tachen islands. Americans are to assist Chinese Nationalist troops under command of General Chiang Kai Sheck (Jiang Jieshi) in protecting the islands from communist China. SCU. Signaller. LV. Destroyer answering. SV. Supply tanker with destroyer alongside. SV. Supply tanker with lines from aircraft carrier. SCU. Supply tanker lashed by seas. LV. Aircraft carrier, lashed by seas. SV. Plane being readied. SV. Carrier crew preparing in wind. LV. Carrier through heavy sea. SV. Carrier's crew preparing in wind. SV. Seas against carrier. Angle shot, Radar control tower. LV. Plane taking off from deck. Travel, batman in wind signals plane away. Angle shot, takeoff. Angle shot, another plane off. Air to air, plane over sea. LV. Formation in flight. CU. Chinese nationalists troops receiving instructions from Americans. SCU. Other nationalists. SV. American and Nationalist officers. LV. Class receiving instruction. LV. Tank across exercise ground. GV. Tanks across exercise ground. SCU. Pan, tanks across exercise ground. SCU. Infantrymen firing. SV. Tank in gunfire. SV. Infantrymen in open country. STV. Infantrymen in open country. SV. Infantrymen, assaulting dummy village. SV. Tank firing. SV. Infantrymen attacking village (3 shots).

    (F.G.) (Orig.B.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:27:00 / 01:33:46:00

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