Foreign News: There'll Always Be a Shanghai

Gaudy, luxurious, exciting Shanghai, as for years its rich International Settlement thought of it, last week fast approached its end. For President Roosevelt ordered the 750 men of the Fourth U.S. Marines to depart. That order said very simply that war between Japan and the U.S. was very close. An order to stay might mean death to the Marines fighting against hopeless odds. The order to depart meant death for the International Settlement.

As the Marines made ready to leave, scores of other foreigners followed suit. To the financial depression, long since brought on by Japanese control of the city, there was...

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