Title ID 10739Collection ID572
Title‚ÄúOutward Bound‚ÄĚ; On the liner; Playing games; Title: "Through the Suez Canal‚ÄĚ
Date[ca. 1938 - 1945]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionTravel
KeywordsBoats Ships Street Trading Roads Games
LocalAden Shanghai Suez Canal Hong Kong Colombo
NationalYemen China Egypt Sri Lanka Asia Africa
ProductionProfessor S.H. Hansford
CameraProfessor S.H. Hansford
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration9 min. 33 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows travel aboard the 'slow boat to China' in 1938, passing through the Suez Canal to Hong Kong, Shanghai and beyond.


This travel film shows an on-board deck-tennis match whilst on passage through the Suez Canal to Aden. The trip includes views of mountainous landscapes, marketplaces, numerous camels and in Colombo there are street scenes. Enroute to Hong Kong the children are seen playing blind-man's buff. Departing from Hong Kong the ship arrives at Shanghai with views across the Bund and the bustling streets.