Russian advisors to Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) military during 2nd Sino-Japanese War.
China Date:1941 Duration:3 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
People milling about near the base of a tall white monument with a Soviet T-34 tank perched on its top.. A busy area in front of a big-city train station. It displays Russian and Chinese Nationalist flags. Smoke rises up from chimney behind the train station building. Closeup of smiling multiethnic civilians wearing warm coats standing in a group. The rear of a multistory building displaying posters of Chiang Kai-Shek and an unidentified official. A huge "V" hung over center of building, with sign in large Chinese characters on roof above it. View of front of building. It appears to be a headquarters. Some small obstacles placed on street in front of the building and some sand bags near entrance. Local Chinese troops walking in the street. A large poster on the street, showing Soviet and Chinese soldiers shaking hands. It contains message: "НАРОДЫ СССР ИКИТАЯ СОЕДЯИНЯИТЕСЬ" (PEOPLES OF THE USSR AND CHINA UNITE). Message is also written in Chinese above the picture. Many passengers are seen getting off train at open air depot. Men stand on top of the railroad cars, offloading bundles from train roof, with ropes. View of wide street with an official building at end. Flags from posts at sides of gated entrance. Donkey pulling a cart and a man with a hand cart seen on street. Crowded outdoor "camping" area, with many wooden tables and chairs, and multiethnic people cooking and eating. A market place, with donkeys standing by heavily laden carts. Owners wait to offload their goods for merchant buyers. A young man displays a huge bowl of rice. Workers on roof, making repairs to bomb-damaged building.Several pedestrians and animal drawn carts seen on the main road from the Headquarters. A jeep and a truck, with American White Star insignia on it, are seen in driveway of building. Sandbags at corner of building. Complete change of scene and time. Large central plaza with tall monument in center. Snow on the ground. Horse-drawn carts pass in front of an imposing building adorned with a huge "medal" containing a bas-relief of Josef Stalin; a huge Red Star, on the roof; and a large sign in Russian reading: "ОСВОБОПИТЕПЬНЦЕ" (Liberator). A Russian officer and two Russian soldiers with weapons. Soviet Lieutenant General Vasily Chuikov, special advisor to Chiang Kai-Shek in 1941, shakes hands with a Chinese one-star General. Another Chinese officer, in plain uniform, stands near.(Latter has injured nose.) [Important Note: This film appears to include segments from various unrelated places and times ]
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