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Chinese Nationalist troops engage in training maneuvers on Formosa (Taiwan) in Spring, 1950

A Battalion of Nationalist Chinese troops assembled in formation on a ramp at an airbase in Formosa (Taiwan). They wear summer conical hats. Their Commander, a Major, calls them to attention and addresses them. Next, a Sergeant is seen briefing a squad of camouflaged soldiers. A landing craft stops short of a beach and Nationalist Chinese troops jump out, wade ashore, and charge across the beach. From different view, the beach is seen to have barbed wire and other obstacles on it. Smoke rises from live fire carried out at side of beach. The troops dash between obstacles and surmount a berm. Next, soldiers are seen riding atop two camouflaged U.S. M2 half-tracks, crossing a bridge, at high speed. They are followed by two U.S. Stuart M3 light tanks and infantry running behind. An infantryman running along a furrow in a cultivated field. Two infantrymen run through a rice paddy where farmer is working. One gets exhausted and falls down in the paddy. Two soldiers firing a mortar. Another soldier demonstrates throwing a hand grenade, and ducks for cover as it explodes. Three soldiers firing an M1917 Browning water-cooled machine gun. Goosestepping Nationalist Chinese troops parade along a wide dirt road, past several buildings. They raise considerable dust as they march.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lumberjacks work at a forest in Taiwan

A film shows the lumber industry in Taiwan. Taiwanese lumberjacks at work in mahogany forest. One is silhouetted against the sky as he climbs a tall tree trunk devoid of branches. He descends using ropes. A supervisor watches as a lumberjack uses a long saw to cut on a tree trunk that has already been cut from the other side. Camera pans up the tree.and back down again as he completes his cut and the tree falls to the ground. The base of the fallen tree trunk is seen to be hollow. Views of other trees as they are felled by lumberjacks. Closeup of the stump remaining from one. A log cut from a tree is lowered by ropes. Glimpse of valley across from the forest. Closeup off a steam whistle blowing. Closeup of a steam engine driver and arm in motion. A long log being lowered by a cable. Other cables seen strung across a rustic work building from which steam is venting. The log is deposited on a pile of others. A steam driven cable pulls logs on a small rail car atop a small gauge track. A very large log is lowered atop those a;ready on the rail car. Men with long pikes help position the log. Smoke blows out of a narrow metal chimney. A train carrying logs on rail cars moves through the forest. Views of a steam locomotive pulling a train of cars carrying logs.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
A group of school children on mountain expedition and campers across footbridge to further ascend mountain in Taiwan.

A film shows the geographical features of Taiwan. A view of the mountainous area. A camper with a bag on his back looks at the mountains. A house in between the mountains. The houses surrounded by the mountains. A view of clouds over the mountains. A group of campers wake in morning and look at cloud formations below them. The campers with bags hanged on their back climb steps on the mountains and set off across footbridge to further ascend mountain. A camper heading towards the footbridge. Flowers that grow in mountainous ranges of Formosa. A group of school children on mountain expedition. The children climb up the mountain. They walk on a footbridge. A view of the mountainous area. A house surrounded by the mountains.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
The Nauzan mountainous range and a train passes a railroad station and proceeds onward past mountainous area in Taiwan.

A film shows the geographical features of Taiwan. A lamp hanged in the foreground. The Nauzan mountainous range. Clouds over the mountains. A train passes a railroad station and proceeds onward past mountainous area. The train climbing the mountain. A conductor stands on a track in the foreground.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
Various fruits grown on experimental station grounds and pineapple during stages in Taiwan.

A film shows the Central experimental laboratories and grounds in Taiwan. A jeep being driven towards the laboratory. Pineapple during stages of growth from sandbox to open field of huge pineapple bushes. Various fruits grown on experimental station grounds.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
 
A Formosan child reads from the book and sugarcane fields as seen from fast moving train window in Taiwan.

A train passes a railroad station in Taiwan. A Child's book. A Formosan child reads from the book. The Hokuho shrine. A Monument in northern sector. A sign board. The structures on top of a shrine. People visiting shrine. A Monument in northern sector. A train moves past behind the monument. The train crossing a railroad bridge. Sugarcane fields as seen from fast moving train window. A factory. The railway tracks. Animated map of the route of the train.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Japanese
 
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