CHINA: 19th Army

Good soldiers die too easily. This sad fact has been commented upon by the commander of every army from Julius Caesar to Chiang Kaishek. In the Shanghai battles of last winter against Japan, the19th Route Army, best drilled, best equipped, made a name for itself that rang around the world, but in building that name, 8,000 good soldiers died and had to be replaced by recruits. The new recruits did not drill as well, and they had ideas of their own, no part of a good soldier's equipment. The 19th Route Army...

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