CHINA: Looting of Changsha

With the Nationalist troops which normally protect central China withdrawn to defend Nanking from the advancing Peking war lords, a raggle-taggle army swept down on the river city of Changsha, capital of Hunan province, and laid it low. Correspondents were unanimous in describing the Changsha looters as a Communist army. Only such precisians as the U. S. State Department put the word in quotation marks. For although it was probable that avowed Communists were among the bandits, they carried no Communist banners, posted no Communist proclamations, set up no Communist government. Numbering...

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