Foreign News: Asparagus & Oatmeal

Japanese infantry, slogging up the swampy banks of the Yangtze, supported by Japanese river gunboats and bombing planes, last week took the famed Chinese pottery centre, Kiukiang. their objective for the past month. In joyous terms, as though announcing a victory, the Chinese press boasted of the enormous quantities of shells and bombs the capture of Kiukiang had cost the Japanese. The heroic Chinese defenders of the Lion Hill Forts, sworn to fight to the last man rather than yield, were congratulated for having held out for 72 hours under heavy artillery fire...

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