TACHEN ISLANDS EVACUATED - 1955 The U.S. 7th Fleet oversees the evacuation as 14,000 nationalist civilians on the Tachen Islands who are loaded aboard transport ships. As they leave military installations are demolished to minimize the islandsí usefulness to the Communists.
MILITARY PARADE IN TAIPEI Chiang Kai Shek and Madame Chong lead observances of Free China's 11th year on the island of Formosa and the 49th anniversary of the Republic of China. Troops parade through the capital of Taipei. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
NEWSMEN REACH QUEMOY Newsmen reach Quemoy for the first time in nearly 2 weeks, flown in by a blockade running supply plane to see how the off-shore island holds up under the Reds' 2-month-old barrage.
QUEMOY STANDOFF CONTINUES Another supply convoy reaches Quemoy despite the Red blockade. On Formosa in a rare press conference, Chiang Kai Shek opposes reduction of garrisons on the off-shore Islands. In Peiping, the Reds rebuff U.S. peace bids with an enormous propaganda demonstration--amassing an estimated three million to denounce America.
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