National Geographic : 1942 Nov
Japan Faces Russia in Manchuria 615 Black Star Japs and White Russians Put on Armor for a Rough-and-tumble Kendo Match Attired in masks, breastplates, and gloves, the fencers will belabor each other with two-handed bamboo practice swords. They are students at Hsinking's National University, a Manchukuo creation. Jap Train Guards Await the "All Aboard!"-Porter 7 Carries His Number on His Back Officer and privates are going on anti-bandit duty with the Mukden-to-Hailun train. Every field of tall kaoliang is a suspected hiding place of the "Red Beards," or bandits (pages 605-6).