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Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1970

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P.Y. Shu

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Black and white film taken by Chinese Air Force Interpreter P.Y. Shu (no sound). The footage was recorded by Shu as he traveled with Col. Claire Chennault to aid the Chinese Air Force in training and establishing the American Volunteer Group (AVG). The footage documents Shu's travel and family as well as Chennault's and the AVG's activities during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Time-stamped scene list: 00:00 Sports festival at CAF cadet school. 02:21 Graduation ceremony of the cadet school. Chennault in US uniform. 03:25 Busy market in a small village. Smoke rises in the sky from a distant city. 04:42 American performs gymnastics on horizontal bar and parallel bars. 05:38 Chicken with eggs. Doves. Row boat. 07:29 Model airplane. Chinese newspaper headlines. 08:37 Chinese soldiers in front of a movie theatre. Officers leave the theatre. 09:28 Gov. Lung Yin, Chinese officers and American soldiers at airfield. 10:10 Chennault shakes hand with Chinese personnel. The person leaves by plane. Officers see off the plane. 11:29 Shu family affairs. Loading luggage on rowboats. Women with babies. Weavers using looms.

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Fei Hu Films research and production files (RHC-88)