CHINA: Return to Mukden

Quietly a cycle closed. Troops of China's National Government marched to Mukden, where, 14 years ago, the Japanese began the rape of Manchuria and the first skirmishes of World War II.

Under capable, confident Lieut. General Tu Li-ming, the Nationalists had covered 210 miles from the Great Wall in less than three weeks and at the cost of a few hundreds casualties. Communist opposition had been almost nonexistent. The chief delay occured at Mukden's outskirts, where General Tu waited for final arrangements to be made with the Russians.

On to Harbin. There...

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