OUTER MONGOLIA: Frontier Incident

As far as the rest of the world was concerned, for the past six weeks the war between the Japanese and Russians on the border between Outer Mongolia and Manchukuo has been fought by the official Japanese and Russian "news" agencies. The Soviet news bureau, for example, killed 800 Japanese and shot down 45 planes in a four-day battle. The Japanese official releases retaliated by wrecking 100 Russian tanks, shooting down 53 planes. How much of all this was fact or fiction no one knew, for there was no accredited neutral correspondent...

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