We don't see much on the forum of the US Army's 15th Infantry China service which ran for 26 years, ending in 1938. Today I had a chance to evaluate a photo album from a soldier who served with the 15th in Tientsin from 1930-38.
Besides the very thick photo album, there are also three Chinese-published magazine-style pictorials on the Chinese-Japanese war of that period. Two of the pictorials are called "SHANGHAI WAR PICTORIALS." One still has its front cover and is No. 3. I can't find any dates on them but one has a memorial tribute to Robert Short, the first American pilot killed in aerial combat with the Japanese. That was in 1932 and you can read about it at http://www.airforcem...0699before.aspx
A soft-cover pictorial is "The North China Upheaval, 1937" which attempts to alert the world to the Japanese atrocities in China. There is also a 1936 map of Tientsin.
The books and the photo album all have many graphic images of those atrocities - a few of the less graphic images are shown below. Some of the images are huge, and hand-tinted. The photo album, with its carved covers, is quite large, perhaps 14-18 inches wide and some of the images are the same size as the album.
I did not count the photos in the album but there certainly are hundreds of them. It begins with images from Hawaii and the Philippines, including thre bare-breasted island girls common in GI photo albums of that era. There are Chinese village shots, members of the 15th at the Great Wall, Chinese and Japanese troops, what appears to be a parade of the international forces that occupied small parts of Tientsin at the time and some nice shots of this soldier's unit.
I did some quick snapshots of just a small portion of them.
The album covers are carved with representations of place this solider had been, perhaps just the places he saw enroute to China.