Diplomats and officials attend ceremony to celebrate creation of new State of Manchukuo.
Harbin Manchukuo Date:1932 Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Several men stroll along a path in the park, on a warm day, in Harbin china. A pavilion is seen, decorated with small flags of many nations, including, among others:Japan; Turkey; the United states; Egypt; Greece; and Great Britain. (Although the United States and most other nations did not ever formally recognize the independent State of Manchukuo, the U.S. and others maintained consulates in Harbin and had a number of their citizens residing there.) Attendees walk to seats in an open theater in the park. It contains seats and benches. A formation of Japanese biwing bombers flies overhead. Tables for Manchuckuo officials and special guests are on a raised platform. The backdrop is decorated with two crossed flags of the new Manchukuo, flanking a picture of its new leader, Manchurian former emperor of China, Aisin-Gioro Pu-Yi, aka "Henry Pu-Yi." The event proceeds with speeches and applause from the attendees. Two large Manchukuo flags are stretched out from the gateway of the park. A tram (street car) passes along tracks and powered by overhead electric wires. The tram is decorated with numerous small flags. Local people are seen going about their routine business on the streets. The flag of Manchuckuo flying on a flag pole.
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