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This passage seems to be a magazine from 1941 (or 1940), according to the first sentence:
“15 years ago, Jun. 15th year of Taishou era----15th year of minguo (calender of the Republic of China), ---------“
Wasn’t it a mistake of the writer?
Maybe we should suspect the Japanese serious spirit.
If it’s from 1938, I think, it’s funny to appreciate the Japanese tosh.
I will selectively translate this passage:
The first sentence:
“15 years ago, Jun. 15th year of Taishou era----15th year of minguo, Zhang Zuolin of Fengtian clique and Wu Peifu of Zhili clique who had been fighting with each other for some years negotiated peace ------“
The second sentence is to introduce the photo. It is taken after Wu’s visiting Zhang.
The 3rd part
“Thus the present people have much sentiment ???
After that negotiation, General Wu didn’t win to crusade against the NRA, so retire,
The winner Zhang Zuolin also received the retribution, dieing under the railway,
His successor Zhang Xueliang came down in the sin to resist Japan too.”
The 4th sentence:
“At the occasion to prosper the Asia, general Wu who has talented over and over again resolutely appeared and went upon the stage to salvate the nation peaceably.”
The last sentence obviously has the obscure manner of Japanese, so I can’t understand it very well.
This passage revealed a strategy of Japan in 1938 to try for a eminent puppet to help them control China. It is reported that Wu was a pop candidate to share the power with Wang Jingwei, however, he refused the request of Japanese until he died in Dec. 1939.
That’s the introduction of Wu Peifu in wikipedia.