WAR IN CHINA: Non-Aggravation Policy

Non-Aggravation Policy

An unofficial war, local and exceedingly private, was waged last week on the Russo-Japanese frontier. During most of the week the Soviet Government officially ignored its existence. The Japanese, on the contrary, reported daily battles, accompanied by heavy barrages of artillery, air and tank attacks.

Having acknowledged so much, the Japanese allowed white war correspondents to approach the front, not close enough to see much fighting but close enough to see 37 nailed-up coffins said to contain the bodies of dead Russians, and the corpse of a big-boned white man...

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