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Parent East is West News Article
Date 24 December 1945
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 1
Folder First Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
East is West A Newsweek correspondent captured by the Japs in Shanghai at the beginning of the war and released last summer recently turned in a detailed account of his experiences. One of the most interesting occurred just before the Japanese surrender. He was summoned for interrogation. Instead of the usual brutal treatment, the Japs politely questioned him on a whole series of topics. One of the questioners asked him what mistakes he thought Japan had made in the war. He told them he thought they had taken the worst possible course by antagonizing both the Western Powers and China. The Japanese examiner smiled: “In ten years you will see. The Chinese will be with us next time.” On Dec. 8 near Tientsin three Chinese suddenly bobbed up in the path of an American Marine on a horseback ride.