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PHOTO ALBUM OF H.M.S. HAWKINS CRUISE TO SHANGHAI IN 1927. [With a Photo of KMT S
[Shanghai] 1927. Group of 34 b.w. photographs, 7.8 x 10 cm.,. all very clean, bright silver gelatin type photos, corner. mounted in a cloth covered album, 21 x 13.7 cm., very good. strong, clear images very little fading, string tied spine.. A GROUP OF 34 ORIGINAL 1927 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS This is a fascinating collection of original & personal photographs taken by an unidentified H.M.S. HAWKINS naval officer. A stunning set of [1927] Shanghai-related images. * Page 1: The officer is pictured on the first page, no caption, but obviously it is him. He stands adjacent to a Chinese in black long gown in an arrogant and haughty stance, both hands on his hips in a smart naval uniform. * All photos below are captioned in white ink on black paper: . Pages 2 & 3: A group of three other photos of a single man; one in naval uniform captioned: "P.S. Bloomfield" in smart boots and uniform. Next also captioned: "P.C. Bastin" in pith hat with khaki shorts, typical 'kit' or uniform & "P.C. Stenland" in civilian clothes. I believe them to be shipmates of the creator of the photo album. * Page 4. "H.M.S. HAWKINS [D86] Aft Guns." * Page 5. "SHIPPING ON THE WHANG-POO" * Pages 6 & 7: "THE WHANG-POO" * Page 8. "SOOCHOW CREEK. GARDEN AND CHAPOO BRIDGES." * Page 9. "R.A.F. OVER THE WHANGPOO." * Page 10. "BUBBLING WELL STATION" * Page 11. "LAKE IN JESSFIELD PARK." * Page 12. "YANG-TSZE POO." * Page 13. "BRITISH FIELD GUN BOXER RELIC." * The remainder of the photos have no captions. * Page 14. Nationalist Chinese soldiers on march through a Shanghai street. A rare look a at the beginninf of the Civil War ! Note: The Chinese Civil War [1927-1950] was a civil war in China fought between forces loyal to the government of the Republic of China led by the Kuomintang (KMT) and forces of the Communist Party of China [CPC].The war began in April 1927, amidst the Northern Expedition, and essentially ended when major active battles ceased in 1950. * Page 14. Two photos: Small Chinese alley with a rickshaw. And the Monument to the fallen soldiers in World War I. * Page 15. Two photos: A Shanghai street facing the river. Two foreigners on the Bund with hill in the background. * Page 16. A view from the hill of the lake and harbor. The same two foreigners [ man and woman] standing before a large rock. * Page 17. Shipping in the Whang Poo. * Page 18. Two photos of a dog. * Page 19. A large commercial steamer ship and a small island in the Whang Poo. * Page 20. Two photos: Two sailors aboard ship in Shanghai port, a view of the forecastle. * Page 21. Two photos: Views of the companion way and the life boats. * Page 22. Two photos: View of the life boat being launched & a view of sheep in "steerage." * Page 23. A view of Chinese and their bamboo baskets in "human steerage." * Page 24. Sunset on the Whang Poo river and departure. *** REFERENCES: H.M.S. HAWKINS [D86] was a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy was commissioned on 25 July 1919 and became the flagship of the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron on the China Station. in December 1929, and became the flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron as part of the Atlantic Fleet * About the H.M.S. HAWKINS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hawkins_(D86) * Silver Gelatin Photo prints: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy -ab&q=silver+gelatin+print&oq=silver+gelatin&gs_l=hp.1.0.0l1 0.1485.1485.1.2844.1.1.0.0.0.0.78.78.1.1.0.les%3B..0.0...1c. 1.3.hp.0WY9qQhs95k&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv. 42553238,d.cGE&fp=5a810d94e64ac590&biw=1024&bih=607 * 1927 Civil War in China: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q= 1927+china+civil+war&oq=1927+china&gs_l=hp.1.5.0l5j0i30l5.22 81.4515.1.9375.10.10.0.0.0.0.953.1639.9j6-1.10.0.les%3B..0.0 ...1c.1.4.hp.YCaUO9neFw4&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&b vm=bv.42661473,d.cGE&fp=b3359863b85606b5&biw=1024&bih=607 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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