As the fighting intensified, the noise of battle attracted curious foreigners from the International Settlement. Twenty-one-year-old Seaman 1st Class Freddie Falgout of Raceland, La., was killed instantly, and about 18 sailors were wounded. Washington, 1940, p. 11241, Д. Г. Наджафов. [151] According to the 1939 Reports to the Annual National Convention of the American Legion, in 1936 1,467,639 tons of scrap metal from all foreign nations were exported to Japan while since 1937 Japan's dependence on the United States of America grew massively for war materials and supplies against China. Germany sent military advisers such as Alexander von Falkenhausen to China to help the KMT government reform its armed forces. The British took the lead, but the United States, France, Japan, and a host of other countries were quick to follow. The bullet-riddled bodies of Ohyama and his driver were found later. American general Joseph Stilwell served for a time as Chiang's chief of staff, while simultaneously commanding American forces in the China-Burma-India Theater. The Yangtze Valley was a different matter. Chinese demonstrators crowded the streets, angrily shouting anti-Japanese slogans, and posters were tacked up that denounced Japanese imperialism or simply urged Chinese citizens to “Kill All Japanese.” Soon talk was transformed into action, and the city’s Chinese business community organized an effective boycott of all Japanese goods. The nearby French Concession was also in a defensive mode, but the French preferred to go it alone. With the wisdom of hindsight, we can say that many events at Shanghai foreshadowed the tragedies to come. The Japanese admiral had utter contempt for the Chinese, predicting he would take North Station “within three hours, without firing a shot.”. 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