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Chinese Veteran’s Memories of WWII

News and Travel Editor

Zhang Yuanxiang is 96 years old and plays the piano at his home in GuangZhou.

During WWII, his life was very different. He worked as an Anti-aircraft Unit Spotter for the Nationalist Chinese Army.

In this video, Zhang Yuanxiang describes some of his memories of the Second Sino-Japanese war, as the Second World War in China is known. Working first in Wuhan and then fleeing with the majority of the Army and Nationalist government to the fortress city of ChongQing, on the river Yangtse, Yuanxiang’s story is one of finding hope in a fearful time.

I hope you enjoy his account, and would love to know what you think.