History 05

Last modified on July 30, 1997

When in Shanghai, the Augusta was moored along the Bund in the Whangpoo River with the other foreign warships protecting the international settlement. The Bund was the heart of the busy commercial international district of Shanghai. There were American, Russian, French, British, German, Italian, Dutch, and Japanese neighborhoods.

Shanghai Bund

Panorama of Shanghai Bund

Also stationed in Shanghai was the famous Fourth Marine Regiment, the China Marines, to which my father was attached.

Fourth Regiment

Fourth Regiment Colors

The Fourth Marines obviously enjoyed their Shanghai duty in the days before the fighting began.

Privates Club

Fourth Marines Privates Club

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