Haiphong, Hanoi & Kunming, 1938

Files

Title

Haiphong, Hanoi & Kunming, 1938

Creator

Contributor

Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1961

Description

Film in black and white and color 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: 00:07 (black and white film) Steamship G.G.P. Doumer. 00:16 Loading heavy trunk onto deck. 00:35 View of Hong Kong and port from deck. Traveling by boat, scenery, and passengers. 02:28 Haiphong, Vietnam. 05:15 Train travel. Hanoi, Vietnam. Sightseeing and animals. 08:30 (color film) Panda bear on a chain. 09:13 (black and white film) Sightseeing in Hanoi. Pagoda Ngoc Son. 10:08 Travel by train to Kunming mountain scenes from train. 14:37 Chennault, P. Y. Shu and Billie McDonald with General Chen, the commandant of cadet school, (later promoted to chief of Chinese Air Force) on a porch. Birds and a dog.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1938

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

Shu-126

Format

video/mp14

Type

Moving Image

Language

eng
chi

Citation

P.Y. Shu, “Haiphong, Hanoi & Kunming, 1938,” Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/53321.
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