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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2021 8:11 p.m. PST

"Print 1938 c1: The 'big swordsman' was the symbol of the warrior of traditional China. He was brave, agile, and fought his enemy hand-to-hand. He lasted into the twentieth century, gradually accepting the rifle as a weapon for modern warfare. The Japanese invasion of China in 1931 finally convinced the Chinese to discard the outmoded 'big sword,' even as a secondary weapon as here shown during the invasion of Manchuria. Print 1938 c2: The 'spirit of ancient China.' Big swordsmen – great hand-to-hand fighters, in the old traditional manner – with a modernly equipped trooper of Chiang Kai-shek's famed 88th Division. (Photographed in North Station). Print 1938 c3: The spirit of Ancient China! Ancient China--the fellow with the big sword. In the crook of his arm is modern China--the trooper with the steel helmet and modern rifle. Together they oppose Japan…"


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bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2021 9:32 p.m. PST

Always stretch before a battle…very important to be limber :)

Cerdic20 Nov 2021 6:20 a.m. PST

I'm interested in the '(China)' in the title. Is there another Shanghai somewhere in the world we might be confusing it with?

whill420 Nov 2021 7:10 a.m. PST

Yes there are. There are towns named Shanghai in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, and Alabama. There is also a Shanghai in North Korea and one in the Netherlands.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 2:46 p.m. PST

(smile)


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Cerdic21 Nov 2021 1:03 a.m. PST

Thanks whill4.

I suspected there may be another in the US (you guys have got a lot of previous when it comes to nickin' names!), but I'm surprised by how many there are.

Also. The Netherlands! Weird…

Legion 423 Nov 2021 9:24 a.m. PST

There are towns named Shanghai in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, and Alabama. There is also a Shanghai in North Korea and one in the Netherlands.
WOW !!! Who knew !!!!?

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