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

The ‘Shanghai Buster’…after Shanghai

Posted: July 15th, 2017 | No Comments »

I’ve blogged before about bad ass Bill Fairbairn, the creator of the Shanghai Municipal Police riot squad, expert knife fighter courtesy of some up-close-and-personal encounters in Shanghai’s back alleys (here). if you’re not familiar with the Shanghai Buster then just google him – he’s worth ten minutes of your time.

Anyway, Fairbairn of course had a life after Shanghai and was rather important in WW2 training commandos – both in Europe and America. A couple of books out recently mention his post-Shanghai activities and so China Rhyming readers might find them interesting….

Giles Milton’s Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Keggie Carew’s Dadland

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