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Title:ADMIRAL SERVAES VISITS ASH CAMP IN SHANGHAI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1209
Other titles:BRITISH NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. Rear-Admiral Servaes pays a visit to Ash Camp, the wartime internment area for British and Allied subjects in Shanghai. The Admiral, accompanied by a Lieutenant-Commander RNVR and a marine officer, shakes hands and chats with the internees, before delivering a short address from the veranda of main building - the small crowd applauds him. Above the building flies the flag of the Chinese Republic and, a little higher up, a Union Jack. After his address the Admiral talks with various internees.
II. Party onboard HMS Belfast for children of the internees. A seaman helps a child on a swing rigged on the upper deck. A larger swing, improvised from a crate, is suspended from the ship's crane, and a bosun's chair has been rigged to run down from the bridge onto the boat deck.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Naval Information Liaison Division, Cine Unit No 1 (Production company)
Beeson, Paul1921-11-162001-07-19Born Hammersmith, London as Paul Antonio Charles Beeson. Died Gerrards Cross. Obituary at http://www.cinematographers.nl/PaginasDoPh/beeson.htm Accessed 11 January 2011 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Servaes, Reginald Maxwell (person)
Royal Navy, BELFAST (HMS), cruiser (1938) (regiment/service)
Keywords: prisoners of war, Commonwealth - repatriation (object name)
China & Shanghai (geography)