WAR IN CHINA: Fall of Chochow

More than three months ago a sharp skirmish on Peiping's suburban marble Marco Polo Bridge started the present war in China. By last week Japan had spent or appropriated $737,000,000, had landed 200,000 men in China—almost its entire standing army—and suffered untold thousands of casualties to prosecute that war. The war that was intended merely to nip off the Peiping section and possibly rich "model" Shansi Province, Shantung and Suiyuan, now covered China's entire 2,150 mi. coastline (see col. 2),

In the north, most important theatre of war, Japan's luck was good last...

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