Bangkok and Taiwan, 1947

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Title

Bangkok and Taiwan, 1947

Creator

Contributor

Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1972

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: 00:00 (black and white film) Views of houses and villages from a moving boat. Chennault and wife on boat with other passengers. River traffic. 01:15 Temples and city from boat. Passengers disembark. City views in Burma from moving car. Temples and sightseeing. 03:50 Snake handlers with cobras. 04:18 Chennault with his wife, Anna, and baby in a park. Chennault's children(?) playing on spinning toy. 04:54 Chennault, P.Y. Shu and the others sightseeing in a city. Aerial shot of a city. More sight-seeing scenery. 05:18 Aerial view of a city. Chennault and other Westerners with a cargo plane, then boarding a bus. Sightseeing tour of ancient temples. 07:30 (black and white film) Ancient temple. 08:08 Baby jaguar on leash. 08:17 Swimming in a pool, playing tennis. Baby elephant. 09:27 Temple sightseeing. 11:22 (color film) Temple sightseeing, monks, giant statue of Buddha. City sights, monument. 12:20 Man with monkeys. Building with large tower. Dog. 13:20 P.Y. Shu's wife with dog and in a park. 14:20 Cabins, a model cabin and truck. Shu family.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1947

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

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

Identifier

Shu-140

Format

video/mp25

Type

Moving Image

Language

eng
chi

Citation

P.Y. Shu, “Bangkok and Taiwan, 1947,” Digital Collections, accessed February 25, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/53332.
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