MANCHURIA: Flight of Ting

All Manchuria was Japan's last week. Harbin, last important city not occupied by Japanese troops, fell before the fierce frost-bitten fighters of General Jiro Ta-mon. Winter was Harbin's best defender. For seven days the fur-hatted Japanese columns struggled north over a frozen desolate country in a temperature of 30° below zero. Finally they closed in on the city from the west and south.

Harbin is in the Russian sphere of influence in Manchuria. It is the headquarters of the Soviet-dominated Chinese Eastern Railroad. Some 25,000 Russians, Red and White, live there. But...

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