WAR IN CHINA: Chungking Bombings

There is a fascination about bombing raids. Some foolish atavistic fancy for birds of prey makes men stay out and watch successive waves of planes fly over, voiding their terrible little pellets. Even cowards do it. The most pathetic human race, the Chinese, do it. Last week they did it in Chungking, and died like flies.

Chungking ought to be the world's safest city in wartime. It is surrounded by terrain so rugged that it would be almost impossible to assault it by land. It is embraced by two treacherous rivers, whose water level has been...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!