The Shanghai Stars and Stripes

Witness to the Transition to Peace, 1945–1946

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About the Book

This work is an account of the China edition of the U.S. Army’s daily newspaper, The Stars and Stripes, which was geared toward service personnel in the China Theater of Operations at the end of World War II and published for nearly a year. The book addresses Japanese repatriations, war-crime trials, the Chinese civil war and the rise of Communism as covered by the paper, and the paper’s role in strengthening U.S. troop morale.

About the Author(s)

Alfred Emile Cornebise is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. A Korean War veteran, he is the author of 14 books.

Bibliographic Details

Alfred Emile Cornebise
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 8 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4756-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5575-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

Introduction      5

I. Origins, Foundations and Early Operations of the China (Shanghai) Edition of the Stars and Stripes      11

II. The Home Front: The View from Afar      28

III. The Chinese Conundrum      34

IV. Growing GI Unrest: Ferment, Furor, and Occasional Favors      38

V. Japanese Problems: Repatriation and War Crimes Trials      49

VI. The China Scene Changes      61

VII. Two Redoubtable Staffers: Arthur Goodfriend and Franc Shor      64

VIII. Going Home      80

IX. The Worldwide Collapse of GI Morale      95

X. The Effects of Soldier Unrest on the Soldier Press      112

XI. The Marines      120

XII. The Conduct of Servicemen in Shanghai      132

XIII. The Marshall Mission      136

XIV. The Shanghai Stripes: Later Developments and “30”      147

XV. Conclusions      161

Chapter Notes      171

Selected Bibliography      187

Index      193