Foreign News: Bluecher Out?

What hundreds of Soviet soldiers, tanks and heavy guns were unable to do ten weeks ago—drive the Japanese off bleak & barren Changkufeng hill on the Siberian-Manchukuoan border—September's floods accomplished. Last week travelers from Manchukuo reported that Russian troops, after Japanese retired before the flood, planted their red flag atop the hill and began to pit it with fortifications.

Strangest feature of the Changkufeng affair to Russian and outside observers was that during and after the border battles Russian press comment omitted all mention of the Soviet's famed "Red Napoleon," Marshal Vasily Bluecher, Commander in Chief of the Far Eastern Army. One...

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