Press: Covering the War

When the four hour truce between Japanese and Chinese at Shanghai was called last week (see p. 21) officials hurried through the Woosung region hustling non-combatants to safety. They found a small hotel peppered with lead from both sides in the bombardment of the Woosung Forts. The vegetable garden adjoining it was pock-marked by shells. Within was the proprietor, a retired oldtime British navy officer named Capt. Frederick Davis who had operated the hotel for many years—the only white civilian remaining in the vicinity. His pet dog had disappeared; he had been...

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