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22 Dec 1936
  • Song Meiling and Song Ziwen arrived at Xi'an for negotiations to free kidnapped Chiang Kaishek. ww2dbase [Xi'an Incident | CPC]
  • The first 3,000 Italian Blackshirts arrived in Spain as volunteer fighters. They were originally organized in battalion-sized units, but would later be re-organized as three divisions after the arrival of more men and equipment. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | CPC]

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