Chinese Air Force Cadets, 1940

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Title

Chinese Air Force Cadets, 1940

Creator

Contributor

Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1966

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: 00:00 Shu family and others disembarking from boats onto shore, walking up hill to gathering. 01:40 Rowboats on water, oceanside cliffs. 01:59 Training planes on an airfield. 02:12 Group picture of Chinese officers including "Tiger" Wang Shuming. 02:40 Aerial shot of a city. 03:34 Shu family affairs. 03:56 Cadets at an airfield. Planes in the sky. 04:57 Destroyed building of cadet school. Cadets eat lunch by the destroyed building. 05:41 Cadets in a room of cadet hostel in Kunming. 06:00 Shu family affairs. Couple with children. Family sightseeing and filming portraits. 09:27 Family visit to the river. Rowboats on the river with family. 12:56 Family sitting on a porch. Children on playground equipment. 13:46 Family riding bicycles. 14:42 Outdoor play or street performance.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1940

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

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

Identifier

Shu-134

Format

video/mp19

Type

Moving Image

Language

eng
chi

Citation

P.Y. Shu, “Chinese Air Force Cadets, 1940,” Digital Collections, accessed February 25, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/53326.
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