WAR IN CHINA: Safety Zones

The Japanese drive up the Yangtze River has carried the determined Imperial Army through Shanghai, Nanking and finally, last week, to Hankow (see p. 13). Amid the brutal horrors perpetrated in the native quarters of these cities there was just one oasis of succor for Chinese, the "safety zone." At Shanghai year ago a square-bearded, black-robed, one-armed French Jesuit, Father Jacquinot de Besange, originated the safety zone scheme. Colorful, 60-year-old Father Jacquinot, aristocrat by birth, prevailed upon Chinese and Japanese military heads to keep the Nantao area, the old native city...

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