WAR IN CHINA: Guess What? Who?

When the ingenious Chinese people do not have enough airplanes, or wish to impress the Japanese by seeming to have more than they possess, they build extra planes of reed and matting construction (see cut). These—parked appetizingly in view—have drawn many a Japanese bomb away from real Chinese planes hidden elsewhere.

The ingenious Chinese government last week had Japan guessing whether the chief of their Air Force was still Mme Chiang Kaishek, or whether the job had passed to her brother, T. V. Soong, or whether— according to the last of three equally...

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