An American Helmet in China, The helmet of the China Marines 1927-1941

An American Helmet in China, The helmet of the China Marines 1927-1941

U.S. Marines in China On the 21st of March 1927, Stirling Fessenden, the American chairman of Shanghai’s International Settlement’s Municipal Council, issued a declaration of emergency. Generalissimo Chang Kai Shek’s Nationalist army was marching toward Shanghai. For several years China had been experiencing spasms of violence as the factions of warlords, gangsters, Nationalists, and Communists all attempted to assert their control over …