The routine life in Hong Kong shadowed by the Chinese communists after their takeover of mainland
Hong Kong Date:1949, October 17 Duration:1 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
View across water of mountain and the City of Victoria, Hong Kong, China, as the population awaits possible challenge from chinese Communist forces only several miles away. A man purchases copy of the Hong Kong Standard newspaper from vendor holding sign that reads: "Reds Offer Diplomatic Relations." British troops march with their packs, as they prepare for possible defense of the Crown Colony. Hong Kong police check persons entering at the border. British troops prepare artillery positions.British Comet Cruiser tanks maneuver. British Mk XVI Supermarine Spitfire aircraft with engines running on airfield. A flight of four Spitfires in formation over the city.
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