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John Mills Collection Film 37 - China/Hayley-Bells
John Mills Collection Film 37 - China/Hayley-Bells

John Mills Collection Film 37 - China/Hayley-Bells 1929

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John Mills Collection Film 37 - China/Hayley-Bells 1929

10 mins United Kingdom

This home movie was probably shot around Tianjin in northern China, where Colonel Francis Hayley Bell (father of John Mills' wife Mary) was Commissioner in 1930-31. Bell’s rather shaky film records aspects of rural life - harvesting, irrigation and river transport. While the boats are distinctive and donkeys replace horses, the methods used are not so different to those of pre-mechanised British farming.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Tianjin Expatriates China

Collection

Beijing - Northern Capital

Released

1929

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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