'The Voice of Freedom' a mainly German language radio programme for Germans resident in USA 1/1943
REEL 1 [Summary translation] 'Uncle Sam' discusses importance of good neighbours. Discussion in small American town between two young men, one of whom is an airman who served in China. Airman describes size and population of China and discusses people and attitudes he encountered. He stresses that China and the USA share many characteristics - offices, shops, farms - and that the Chineses are ordinary people like the Americans. This is illustrated by the speech of a restaurateur near Chungking, who keeps pictures of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The next Chinese he met was one of China's 5 million wounded soldiers. Soldier talks of Nanking and how Japanese believed when they captured it that they had defeated China. That was 5 years ago! Soldier feels spiritually stronger because he has known pain. Reggie Ping, factory worker in Chungking, describes how, with fellow workers, he transported factory machinery by hand 300 miles into Central China when Japanese attacked. Mei Mei, a young girl, describes meeting with General and Madame Chiang Kai'Shek, who were just like ordinary people. Mother Chao, a 70 year old guerrilla fighter, describes secret factories for manufacture of weapons. Daughter of the writer Lin Yutang expresses indomitable will of the Chinese to win the war. American airman expresses his love for China and her people, stressing that they share a common enemy, common battles and victories with the USA. 'Uncle Sam' sums up the value of China as an ally: she provides a base for air attacks on Japan and a source of materials. Need for mutual trust and exchange - like good neighbours. Brief mention of American democracy.