WAR IN CHINA: Anniversary

One year ago last week rifle bullets zinged over the heads of Japanese soldiers as they engaged in unauthorized night maneuvers near the white stone lions of the Marco Polo Bridge, ten miles south-west of Peking. The Japanese believed that Chinese soldiers stationed nearby had fired the shots and soon the two contingents were flat on their bellies, peppering each other. This was exactly the "incident" the Japanese Army had been waiting for as an excuse to extend its control south and west of the province of Jehol, occupied in 1933, to the...

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