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Title:ADMIRAL SERVAES MEETS INTERNEES IN SHANGHAI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1764
Other titles:BRITISH NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST [Allocated Series Title]
Description: Rear-Admiral Servaes and Captain Dick of HMS Belfast attend a service of thanksgiving in cathedral at Shanghai. The Admiral then visits the British internees at the Sacred Heart Hospital - a man demonstrates a wooden toy lorry within which is concealed a radio - some children look on, one little girl chewing on a biscuit. The children of the internees gather on the lawn - they are very English, and rather charming. A RN officer shows his camera to some boys who look through the view finder. Lieutenant RNVR talks with a group of small girls and gives his autograph. Admiral Servaes also talks informally with internees of all ages, and gives his signature.
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)
Dick, Royer Mylius (person)
Keywords: prisoners of war, British - repatriation (object name)
China & Shanghai (geography)