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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the Japanese troops being rushed to the Chinese war zone in Shantung.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "JAPAN RUSHES TROOPS TO CHINESE WAR ZONE - Kunamoto. - 6000 fighting men hurriedly mobilized entrain for departure to Shantung."


    Various shots show men signing forms as they enlist in the Japanese army.

    Intertitle reads: "Bidding farewells to their families."
    Several shots of men talking with their families. Various shots of the men fastening their kit bags and preparing to leave.

    Intertitle reads: "Youthful recruits undergo inspection."
    M/S of the troops standing to attention.

    Intertitle reads: "Off for the front."
    Various shots of the troops marching along a road; they are followed by some women carrying children. People line the streets waving Japanese flags as the soldiers march by. M/Ss of the troops boarding a train and looking out of the windows as the train pulls out.

    Intertitle reads: "Chiang Kai-shek leads Nationalist Army in China."
    M/S of Chiang Kai-shek in military uniform, sitting on a horse.

    Intertitle reads: "Chinese soldiers who are fighting in Shantung area."
    Various shots show Chinese soldiers in a fortress, looking through binoculars. L/S with 'binocular mask' of a settlement at the foot of a mountain. M/Ss of soldiers firing a field gun on the brow of a hill.

    Note: intertitles seem to have been added at a later date, and not very neatly - picture flicks back and forth after each one.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:41:00 / 01:46:00:00
    G 1504

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