Kunming, 1938

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Title

Kunming, 1938

Creator

Contributor

Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1962

Description

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: 00:06 Kunming sightseeing and family affairs. 10:25 Chinese and Western personnel at an official party. (Reynolds, a pilot instructor, in crowd) Chinese Army Band. 10:56 Chennault talks to "Tiger" Wang Shuming, interpreted by P.Y.Shu at the party. Chennault and Chinese officers. 11:27 American pilot-instructors and young Stilwell at the party. Band plays music. 11:47 Sightseeing and family affairs.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1938

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

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

Identifier

Shu-127

Format

video/mp15

Type

Moving Image

Language

eng
chi

Citation

P.Y. Shu, “Kunming, 1938,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/53322.
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