Letter about Chinese civil war 1927 pt 5

Contributed by Keith Symes

Letter about Chinese civil war 1927 pt 5

pt 5 of Letter from Marine Harold Vermont to his sister Lily, Woolavington Somerset. cont. (has =as)
"Well they had ramsacked most everything in the house what they could not take away such as mirrors they smash with their rifes. Well we made a couple of them understand by pointed at the flag which was flying over the Consul what we was and we asked them to take down has we thought we could march back to the ship with it then they would not let us take it down. A chap by the name of Ship got to the pole and was going to pull it down but no sooner than they see what he was doing they at once up rifles and was going to shoot him so we had to leave it. Well, after we walk to the main gate has we we was going to chance being shot we didn't care what became of by then after what we had been through. So we all arrived at the gate when out came Marine Barnard from the lodge by the gates to see where we was going. Oh, I forgot to tell you, after the second crowd of soldiers came in the room where we was this Mr Brown and Marine Brown took some of them over to the Officer so they went over and the soldiers looted about 400 dollars from the safe and went off."

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  • 1. At 10:36 on 15 September 2012, amybranson wrote:

    Hi, is there anyway of getting a copy of this or enlarging it? Harold and Lily are related to me!

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