Title ID 1167Collection ID73
Title[Parades and air-raids in Shanghai]
Date1936 [?]
CollectionRichard Martin
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
KeywordsBuildings Children Christmas Everyday Life Family Interiors Parades Sport Wars
NationalAsia China
ProductionRichard Martin
Commissioning bodyRichard Martin
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration17 min. 21 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Various scenes in Shanghai showing the destruction caused by bombing in the city along with scenes of every day life and sporting events.


Scenes of events and activities in the city of Shanghai begin with a parade, horse racing and a group sitting having a picnic (?). Scenes of fishermen at work are followed by family Christmas scenes showing a man holding children and a woman playing with children by a Christmas tree. Scenes of bombed out buildings show the destruction caused by Japanese air-raids on the city. Men in Shanghai Municipal Police uniforms are seen visiting bombed parts of the city. Further scenes of parades, bomb damage and children at play are intercut. An event involving Scouts (?) is followed by a car display, a football match, laundry being hung out and sports events.


a still from [Parades and air-raids in Shanghai] (1936?)