Foreign News: Birthday Celebration

At 3 o'clock one afternoon last week citizens of Hankow. China's temporary capital, heard the ominous roar of approaching airplanes. Within a few seconds they sighted, coming from the northeast in perfect formation, 50 Japanese bombers and pursuit planes. A few minutes later the authoritative echo of exploding bombs reverberated through Hankow's narrow streets.

Not unfamiliar to most of the 1,500,000 inhabitants of Hankow and environs are air raids, but those Orientals and whites who did not run to air-raid shelters soon learned that this one was different. Out of cloud banks north...

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