This second instalment of a revealing photograph album compiled by Bernard Floud (1915-1967), relates to his journey to China in 1938 as part of a League of Nations student delegation.

Floud visited both Communists and Nationalists, notably the youthful members of the ‘Children’s Propaganda Troup’ and the ‘Children’s Dramatic Troup’, tea with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang Kai-shek and a visit to Madame Sun Yat-sen.

The album reveals the ruinous after effects of Japanese bombing of Canton in August 1938. It also features student delegations and marches, podium speeches and official visits to schools and military training facilities.

After military service during World War Two, and a career as a civil servant and farmer, Floud served as a Labour MP from 1964 until his death in 1967.

Date

1938

Specific Place(s)

Canton, Hong Kong

Relevant people

James Klugmann, Molly Yard, Grant Lathe

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