Foreign News: Behind the Lines

Black gloom settled last week over Chinese officials at Hankow when news came that the Soviet Union and Japan had signed a truce. While the fighting with the Red Army was at its hottest fortnight ago, Japanese aviators bombed Chinese cities only halfheartedly. Last week they redoubled their bombing zeal over the triplet Wuhan cities (Hanyang, Wuchang, Hankow), killed at least 1,000 people, damaged five U. S. mission properties. With the final battle for Hankow approaching, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek removed as much factory machinery as possible and shipped it upriver with Hankow's 500,000...

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