• Short Summary

    When Madame Chiang Kai-shek, free China's First Lady. who is now visiting in the United?

  • Description

    1 & 2.
    Chinese WACs marching, 2 shots
    0.10

    3 & 4.
    2 shots, recruits arrive at WAC camp
    0.20

    5.
    Recruits draw bedding
    0.25

    6 & 7.
    Recruits company trots to basketball court, plays
    0.35

    8 & 9.
    WACs play baseball
    0.42

    10.
    Stick exercise
    0.47

    11 & 12.
    Mess
    0.54

    13,14,15.
    3 shots; on the job, radio broadcasting
    1.07

    16.
    Orchestra
    1.12

    17 & 18.
    2 shots; after hours, watching TV social hall
    1.20



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: When Madame Chiang Kai-shek, free China's First Lady. who is now visiting in the United States, held a news conference the other day reporters questioned her about the air force wings she wore as a decoration on an otherwise un-adorned outfit. Madame Chiang is no flier, but she won her honorary wings because she helped establish Nationalist China's air force in the late 1930s. And later she arranged for Gen, Claire Chennault to organize the famous American Flying Tigers to help Chinese fight Japanese invaders during World War II.

    Nowadays she has a keen interest in the Chinese Women's Auxiliary Corps, an organization that is proud of its marching skill and its morale boosting role in the Nationalist army, navy and air force.

    It believes the girls are too valuable to waste on mere administrative chores so they are assigned to special service.

    During their first 2-year tour of duty after graduation they are not permitted to marry. Later, however, they can wend and still continue in service. On the job they conduct language courses for servicemen, preside at current events seminars, visit troops at outposts and broadcast on the military radio. Psychological warfare and information services to mainland Chinese living under communism are also jobs for the Nationalist WACs.

    To help make military life more pleasant for the G.I.s they perform at musical shows and organize social events. During their won off duty hours, a WAC recreational hall looks pretty much like a lounge in any American sorority.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27UAZHX69Y8WAOZK4AG2UE1T9
    Media URN:
    VLVA27UAZHX69Y8WAOZK4AG2UE1T9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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