JAPAN-CHINA: Heaven-Sent Army

Fifty miles northeast of Peiping, Japanese Army planes circled round Miyun last week dropping not only bombs but fluttering clouds of leaflets. They read:

"Asia is for Asiatics!"

"Yellow races wake up!"

"Manchukuo is a paradise!"

"Jehol is like a bud before blossoming!!"

"The Imperial Japanese Army comes from Heaven, loving peace, maintaining justice and suppressing bandits in cooperation with Manchukuo."

"The Japanese Army is the strongest in the world!!!"

Meanwhile the Tokyo War Office proudly announced that Japan would make no further advance south of the Great Wall, that the Heaven-Sent Army had...

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