War in China: Shantung Gobbled

Of China's 4,480,992 square miles Japanese forces took: 13,825 in the last week 26,415 in the last month 168,827 in the last year 668,827 since 1931

The whole tip of the Shantung peninsula was last week nipped off by Japanese forces. They not only completed the capture of Tsingtao (TIME, Jan. 10), but with little fighting gained control at one stroke of 11,000 square miles, their biggest haul in weeks. It was a profitless victory in one respect, for they found Chinese had wrecked and burned some $100,000,000 of Japanese property, mostly...

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