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King of Jordan Hussein bin Talal received by President of China Chiang Kai Shek in Formosa, Taiwan.

King of Jordan, Hussein bin Talal in Formosa, Taiwan. King Hussein gets off the plane. President of China Chiang Kai Shek receives him. They shake hands and go on carpet. They mount on a platform. Soldiers stand with flags in their hands on sides of platform. King and Shek salute. Crowd on road. Policemen force crowd to stop. Cars go escorted by bikers. People stand besides road.

Date: 1959, March 12
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Chinese S-2 sign at SFOB (Special Forces Operation Base) during Exercise Hsien Feng in Taiwan.

The U.S. Army Special forces team members relax in the doorway of a brick building at Luantan Psy War Base in Taiwan. Most of the men wear skivvies shirts without hats. They write letters. Two of the soldiers write as they sit on the stone steps. A tent camouflaged with tree branches. Chinese S-2 sign at SFOB (Special Forces Operation Base), the planning Headquarter for the Exercise. The S-3 sign at SFOB. The Political Department's sign. The Signal Section sign; the Medical Section's sign; the S-4 sign, the S1 sign and the Liason Section's sign, sign reads "Receiving sign based Radio Station". A picture of President Chiang Kai Shek placed in front of the Chinese Nationalist flag at SFOB.

Date: 1959, May 26
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A Chinese officer briefs officers during Exercise Hsien Feng in Taiwan.

Large briefing maps for the U.S. and Chinese officers at the drop zone, where 1100 Chinese paratroopers jump to end the Exercise Hsien Feng in Taiwan. The maps are placed on stands. Two Chinese officers stand together, one talks on the phone. A group of sedans. Chiang Kai Shek steps out of the sedan and walks up the steps into the building. The officers stand on the reviewing stand. Chiang Kai Shek moves to his seat and comes to a salute. General Dean and VADM Smooth are also on the stand. A Chinese officer points to the Chinese letters on the briefing map as the officers are briefed on the dropping of the paratroopers. A canopy covers the reviewing stand for the officers. A Chinese officer briefs the officers on the large maps, which shows the drop zone. The leaflet drop at the drop zone. Sky is filled with leaflets. The paratroopers descend to the ground in the drop zone. Sky is filled with chutes. Some of the paratroopers strike the ground leave their chutes and run toward the assembly area as other chutes descend to the ground. The paratroopers run through the hilly field toward the assembly area. One of the paratroopers hit on the rough ground then leaves his chute. Three paratroopers pick up machine guns, tripods and other gear as they leave their chutes on the ground and begin running toward the camera.

Date: 1959, May 27
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Brigadier General Frank Robert Borke presents his views about Exercise Hsien Feng to American and Chinese officers in Taiwan.

U.S. and Chinese officers at the final critique for the Exercise Hsien Feng in Taiwan. They are in a large room with four windows. The backs of the officers during the critique. Brigadier General Frank Robert Borke on the stage with his interpreter, presenting his views on the Exercise Hsien Feng to the large group of American and Chinese officers.

Date: 1959, May 26
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Paratroopers jump from three planes in flight during Exercise Hsien Feng in Taiwan.

A C-46 plane in flight during Exercise Hsien Feng in Taiwan. The paratroopers make a mass jump, chutes float. The two planes in the background dispose of the paratroopers. Three planes in flight and paratroopers jump from them. Hundreds of chutes float. The hilly terrain. The chutes float toward the ground in the drop zone. Three aircraft in flight, the paratroopers leave them. The paratroopers descend to the ground. The assembly area. Mountains and valleys. A river winds through the valley.

Date: 1959, May 26
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Chinese paratroopers' insignia on the lawn, back of the Headquarters Building, during Exercise Hsien Feng in Taiwan.

Sign: "Director Headquarters Building" written in Chinese and English. The Director Headquarters building. The Operations building. The Psy War building. Sign: "Base Headquarters" in Chinese and English. Chinese paratroopers' insignia on the lawn, back of the Headquarters Building, built into the grass. A Chinese flag insignia inside of a building. Chinese letters below the insignia.

Date: 1959, May 26
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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