STK-ID 41199

Shots of book opening, of Chinese characters. Cut to shots of statue of Dr Norman Bethune. Long sequence of stockshots of Sino-Japanese war during World War 11, of Chinese soldiers on the move, of explosions (poor quality), of Dr Norman Bethune being greeted by Chinese wounded, of Dr Bethune treating wounded, military and civilian, outdoors, inside primitive hospitals, operating on critical cases. MSs of Dr Bethune's sketch-book showing rough drawings of parts of body, instruments, accompanied by Chinese language descriptions. More shots of Dr Bethune operating, treating wounded, of Chinese army moving past camera in single file. Several grainy shots of ruined, abandoned villages. Sequence of shots showing Dr Norman Bethune dead, Chinese soldiers mourning. (940 ft)


Excerpt from
In Memory of Dr Bethune
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio