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12 May 1938
  • Enterprise was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop instructed Konrad Henlein on how to speak with the British on the Czechoslovakia situation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • During the night, Chinese troops abandoned Xiamen, China for nearby Songyu; thousands of civilians attempted to evacuate the city, 60,000 of whom would make their way to Gulangyu island, which was an international zone. Shortly after the departure of the Chinese troops, Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops would arrive to capture the city; they would later be relieved by Jinmen Garrision of the Japanese 1st Garrison Unit. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • 12,000 Chinese-Americans held a parade in New York, New York, United States, raising money for the Chinese war effort. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 May 1938
Chinese-Americans parading in support of China against Japanese invasion, New York, New York, United States, 12 May 1938

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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Thomas Dodd, late 1945