Soviet advisors in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
China Date:1941 Duration:1 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening scene shows a group of Chinese school children posed under a large Chinese Nationalist KMT) flag. Their teacher keeps them in order. Behind and beyond the are many Chinese people, all seemingly aware of being photographed. A glimpse closeup of older children and the teacher. Next, Soviet Lieutenant General Vasily Chuikov, advisor to Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, steps from a building, smoking a cigarette. He is accompanied by a Chinese officer. Immediately, they are joined by another Soviet General (also smoking a cigarette). The three converse, while standing next to staff cars. Several Chinese officers bid Chuikov farewell and he gets ready to enter a car in the foreground. Scene shifts to a city square where animal-drawn carts pass by a building with a Red Star on the roof and Russian writing across its top that reads: : "ОСВОБОПИТЕПЬНЦЕ" (Liberator). A huge replica medal hangs across the face of the building with a bas relief of Stalin on it. Closeup of the building front. A local boy shines the boots of a Russian soldier, while another boy sits next to him. Glimpse of street scene. Sidewalk vendors line a block in the city. Food is cooked. Several people stand near the stalls. People patronizing the merchants. [Note: this film may contain segments that are unrelated and from different places and times.]
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