In Shansi Province the Japanese are occupying the extreme southwest elbow, having taken Lingtaing, Wuwangtu, Pinglu and Maotsingtu.
I bet most readers who actually got this far in the story gave up here and went to the sports section. I probably would have.
Following up the recent attack on Tainan,
Oh, oh. Look out, Tainan!
in the magazine Hoy today (From the final page 7 item.)
But I repeat myself.
The average American of 1938 no doubt asked:
1. Where in the he!! are these places?
2. Why should I care?
But, given the nature of Japanese aggression, the average American should have cared. It’s not that these flyspecks on the Japanese map mattered, it’s that the Japanese were engaging in a brutal war of aggression and conquest. That needs to be identified and stopped wherever it takes place. Whether its Lingtang or Gori.