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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 11 June 15, 1938


An ex-student of V.U.C. who is now in Chengchow, writes to New Zealand, We give here some extracts—limited, because of personal references, and also because even "Salient" cannot report ail the tails as a doctor sees them.

Chengchow is an advance hospital—the writer of the letter penetrated six miles behind the Japanese line on a bicycle. The most recent news deals with the Japanese bombing of the railway stations white the wounded were being unloaded.

All or the letters have a realness that comes from being written in moments between operations and reveal the pace or life in a war area—today.

"Well the war is still pursing its course and believe me, my lad, there is no scope in modern war for heroes. The next war is going to be hell warmed up. At 'present, for some reason, despite the statements of the press, there is no poison gas being used though the Chinese are starting to use flame throwers.