CHINA: Shanghai, China's Verdun

Act 1 of the Shanghai tragedy ended with a quick curtain which remained down for four hours. Two men tugged the curtain down, negotiated with Japanese and Chinese officers the four-hour truce. Tugger Father Jacquinot is Rector of Shanghai's St. Francis Xavier College, lost an arm at Verdun, France. Tugger Lieut.-Colonel Francis Hayley Bell, retired, is British, indomitable.

With his daughter, Lieut.-Colonel Bell rushed into the smoking, crumbling ruins of ''No Man's Land" (the Chinese Chapei District) and in rushed Father Jacquinot with 13 nuns....

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