The ironies of war are many, however, I was dumbfounded by the support Germany gave China prior to 1937. Between 1912 and 1936, Germany modernized the Chinese military / entire economy, including the doubling of their rail lines. Some historians believe that Japan would have defeated and controlled all of China had Germany not modernized the Chinese military and rails. That would have been really bad for the allies. The single photo is Chiang Wei-kuo, the adopted son of none other than Generalissaimo Chiang Kai-shek. Wei-kuo recieved training at the Kreigsschule in Munich. May be old news for most of you guys, but I just recently read about it. Crazy!