Good-Bye to Old Peking: Wartime Letters of U.S. Marine

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For two and a half years (1937-1939), Captain John Seymour Letcher commanded a company of the U. S. Embassy Marine Guard in Peking. During that time, he wrote letters to his parents in Virginia describing his experiences as a Westerner in the exotic imperial city. His letters report the everyday rhythms of the military familiar to soldiers everywhere, and the challenges of life in pre-Communist China: food, servants, coping with the biting cold of Peking winters or the torrid heat of summertime. He details off-hours ...

Good-Bye to Old Peking: Wartime Letters of U.S. Marine 1998, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821412282

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