You will no doubt remember that I stated I did not have time to recode the .flv to an mp4 at that time.
This has remained true at today's date. I do have work to do as well.
That was not the real issue but a side issue. Whether the 1941 film stated 4 provinces, 3 provinces etc, is not that important.
The main point was that the 1941 U.S film clearly showed a map of China with Tbet as part of it.
The commentator clearly talked about Tbet as part of China. The main point I made.
Today I managed to get a copy of 'The Unveiling of Lhasa' by Edmund Candler. It is true he is not a Tbetologist but his first hand account is invaluable in that it was printed within one year and fresh material. This I think is far more compelling than cited, cited material which can be taken out of context.
I have scanned the text and found it to be in diary form and so far quite interesting to read. The prosodic writing style and the obvious constructs he applies to it at that time in 1904 are quite revealing from a point of view of pragmatics.
The provinces mentioned in the 1941 American War Department documentary that you requested were:
China Proper. On the map it looked like the mid-Southern area below the Great Wall.
Manchuria in the East.
Mongolia in the North.
Sinkiang in the North-West
Tibet in the South-West.
That makes five and therefore all the information I stated is up to date.
As I stated in that previous post, in 1941 it was very convenient for the U.S to declare Tbet as part of China.
If we use that as how the situation was around the mid 20th century then the events of 1949 make sense.
Actually, I might try and dig the picture out of the doco and place it with some text from same.