WAR IN CHINA: Chinese Corridor

Compared with China's 24 provinces, Tweedledum and Tweedledee are easy to keep straight. There are Hupeh, Hopeh. There are Shensi, Shansi. There are also Hunan, Honan. To say nothing of Kansu, Kiangsu, Kiangsi, Kwangsi, Kwangtung (not to be confused with Kwantung, in Manchukuo).* When the Japanese renewed military operations in China on a big scale, they made things as Tweedledum as possible for U. S. campaign followers by going to work in Kiangsi.

Kiangsi—"West of the (Yangtze) River"—lies in Southeastern China, at the centre of the triangle formed by Shanghai, Hankow, Canton....

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