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COMING BACK TO THEIR OWN UNIT

COMING BACK TO THEIR OWN UNIT

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ARC Identifier 44095 / Local Identifier 242-MID-5038. SUMMARY: The alleged humanity of the Chinese Communist soldiers contrasted with the brutality of Chinese Nationalist is the theme of this propaganda film. Reel l: Silhouette of column of marching soldiers and equipment moving along roads. CU, Chinese road sign. Officers reading orders then looking at map. Night scenes of soldiers on guard duty. Messenger arriving with orders being challenged by the various sentries. Seq, Chinese officers and soldiers playing dominoes. Large sums of money are stacked near the players. Messenger attempts to deliver orders but the officers refuses to be interrupted during the play. Message is finally accepted and soldiers ordered to prepare for the movement. VS, soldiers dressing themselves, gathering their equipment and preparing to move out. Reel 2: Seq,(Night) soldiers entering village pilferage of store supplies. VS, destruction of homes of farmer whose son in one of the soldiers of the Nationalist's Army. NS, of columns of soldiers and equipment moving out of village. VS, farmer speaking to officer of the Chinese Communist army relating the destruction the Nationalist army caused. Scene of Communist officer addressing group of men as they plan to take over the village. VS, Chinese Red soldiers in quilted uniforms making beds, wrapping their legs, eating and talking. To stress similarity of the Communist to all decent ordinary people. Reel 4: VS, Chinese soldiers rebuilding the burned and damaged home of the farmer. VS, Chinese soldiers cleaning their pistols, rifles and machine guns in a farm house. Seq, officer addressing his subordinates. Reel 5: VS, Communist army issuing clothing and food supplies to the villagers. Seq, Nationalist army officer shouting at two bound deserters; ordering them out of a room under guard. VS, Nationalist soldiers lined up to watch the execution of the deserters. Reel 6: Nationalist soldiers savagely forcing civilian prisoners todig trenches. Farmer finds his way to his son and tells him of the kindness of the Communists. Reel 7: VS, Communist howitzers being lined up. Men digging foxholes in preparation of attack. Farmer in pillbox teasing the Nationalist soldiers about the kindly Communist soldiers. Various reenacted scenes of combat. Shells bursting, Nationalist rushing across open field, Communist soldiers clearing barbed wire entanglements. Nationalist officer beating soldier who attempted to leave his post during heavy action. LS, field full of Communist soldiers lying in foxholes. Soldiers get up and advance. Pillbox full of Nationalist soldiers planning to join the Communist forces. Three Communist soldiers crawling towards Nationalist line. Surrender of Nationalist soldiers in pillbox. Excellent CU of Nationalist machine guns firing. VS, soldiers ripping Nationalist emblems off their uniforms. VS, Communist soldiers advancing into village. Communist flag is raised. Montage column of Communist soldiers advancing through towns and villages; cheering throngs of people. Farmer united with son. War Department. Military Intelligence Division. (08/26/1918 - 04/19/1947) Made possible by a donation from John and Paige Curran

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