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North China Pictorial Book given to Americans Stationed in China Following World War II


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This book, titled "North China Pictorial," was given to each member of the U.S. army who was stationed in China immediately following World War II. It was paid for by Special Services Funds of the 111 Amphibious Corps. The book highlights the people and culture of China for an American audience. This book was brought to Madison County by an American soldier who was stationed in northern China immediately after World War II.

Select pages of this book were photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by the soldier's granddaughter, Dara Parks.


  • culture
  • Bethalto
  • military
  • World War II
  • China


  • Parks, Bonnie


Circa 1945 - 1948

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