Posted in All About Go, Go Story on Aug 07, 2012
Last month, I visited Manzhouli, China. It’s a battlefield of the Second Sino-Japanese war in the 1930s. The point A on the map is Manzhouli.
Japanese Army Weapons:
Soviet Union Army Weapons:
Chinese Army Weapons:
The Chinese was poor. But the Japanese Army, they had a lot of good stuff.
Telephones and a copper basin. The thing on the top looks cool, but I don’t know what it is.
Telescope, china bottles, stamp pad.
Go bowls. No goban and stones, just bowls.
The underground base. Japanese lived in it. It last miles. Only 39°F/4°C down here. On the ground is 77°F/25°C.
An underground room.
Thousands of skeletons are in the hill. The villagers around here can easily find skeletons when they digg the ground. Terrible war!
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Hey I heard the Chinese did use the repeating crossbow (zhugenu) to a certain extent is that true?
Which battles does the museum cover? Does the museum have a web site? I know that the Japanese, the Chinese and the Soviet Union were involve in various battles in that era and in that area. And the Soviet weapons reminded me that it was somewhere around there that General Zhukov convinced the Japanese to be a bit more reasonable. In 1940, I think.
spencer Reply:August 9th, 2012 at 4:27 am
Actually, August 1939…
The thing on top in the photo of telephones and a copper basin — perhaps it is a hookah, a kind of water pipe for smoking tobacco. The water would go in the bottom. The tobacco goes in a bowl on top underneath a piece of charcoal. The top assembly looks a bit like a hookah. There is no hose showing, and I’m not sure whether I can make out where the hose would attach. You suck on a mouth-piece at the end of the hose, causing the smoke to be bubble thru the water and pulled up thru the hose.
alex Reply:October 8th, 2012 at 4:54 pm
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