WAR IN CHINA: Eagles in Shansi

One of the most important and least noticed dispatches of the whole war in China last week hit the back pages of U. S. newspapers. It was merely a pair of sentences to the effect that Chinese troops had lured a Japanese army into perilous passes of the Chungtiao Mountains, at the foot of Shansi Province, rolled down on them from advantageous positions, and in four days slaughtered 2,000 men. Even allowing for exaggeration, this was a major Chinese victory.

Similar dispatches had previously trickled into similar oblivion: month ago, for instance,...

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