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Seventy-Five years ago today things looked ominous in the Far East.

Sino-Japanese War – August 27, 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Seventy-Five years ago today things looked ominous in the Far East.

Click on the link here for audio player: Interviews with Refugees from China – Aug. 27, 1937

Seventy-five years ago today most people in the U.S. were listening to reports of the invasion of China by Japan and hearing first-hand accounts of the fighting by rescued American nationals, caught in the middle of the turmoil.

Here is a program of interviews with rescued tourists and workers, having landed in Honolulu on August 27, 1937.

Little did we realize at the time it would be the harbinger of things to come a few short years later.

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