WAR IN CHINA: Recapture Recaptured

Bursting with pride in Chinese prowess, the press office of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek announced last week that 97 Japanese officers and 1,800 troops were slain in a stiff engagement in the province of Honan when Chinese forces stormed "Kaifeng, the first provincial capital recaptured since Japan began the war on July 7, 1937"

Few hours later Japanese Army communiques said that Chinese troops had forced their way into part of Kaifeng at 5 a.m. but were driven out at 2 p.m. The Japanese count: 150 Chinese dead, five Japanese, including one Japanese major. Sadly next day Chiang Kai-shek's spokesman...

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