CHINA: Between Two Fires

U. S. S. Isabel, flagship of Rear Admiral Henry Hughes Hough, churned the waters of the Yangtze River last week. Passing between Nanking and Pukow, the gunboat ran into the Chinese war. Bullets spat from both sides of the river, whistling across the decks, flattening themselves against the armor.

Then the sharp metallic rat-tat-tat-tat of machine guns sounded high above the din of battle as the Isabel replied in deadly fashion to the fire from both banks. Eventually, the Chinese, defeated, ceased fire, and the...

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