“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

US Marines Defend Soochow Creek in 1932

Posted: March 16th, 2017 | No Comments »

In 1932 US Marines lined the banks of the Soochow (Suzhou) Creek with barbed wire and sandbag embankments to prevent incursions by the Japanese military south into the heart of the International Settlement. They had to do it again in 1937 – both times all the way from up near Jessfield Park and St Johns University down to the Whangpoo River….

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