Print 1555 c1: Millions of homes and shops - large and small - have been devastated by the war. Print 1555 c2: Scavenging in the rubble after a Japanese air raid on [Chongqing], wartime capital of China. WWII. Print 1555 c3, c4, c5: Even this little youngster looked about the ruins for something to salvage. Probably one of his prized toys are beneath the rubble. Destruction. Chungking [Chongqing]:-Bombed and battered by repeated Japanese air raids, Chungking [Chongqing] carries on despite almost insurmountable difficulties. The Salt Lake City of China, lack of transportation facilities has further increased the city's problems. There are only two accesses to the sea - by the Burma Road, a long and overtaxed route due to priority for war materials, and the air line from Hong Kong ([illegible] owned by Pan American Airways) which is also heavily taxed and operates under the very guns of Japanese warplanes and anti-aircraft batteries in occupied China. Prices in Chungking [Chongqing] are high, but so is the earning capacity - especially of manual labor. Ricksha coolies, for example, make comparatively good living, though they work hard for their money on the city's up-and-down streets. Merchants and government offices carry on with complete indifference to the destruction about them. War is a serious business; and there's little time to think about one's comfort. Though the city is sadly in need of more defenses, especially warplanes and anti-aircraft guns, some of the finest types of air raid shelters in the world are found here. These are tunnels drilled deep into the solid rock of Chungking's [Chongqing's] cliffs. Moreover, with the most amazing system of listening outposts scattered around the country, Chungking [Chongqing] always has nearly an hour's warning before every raid. So then, while the loss in property may be high, the loss of life is surprisingly low.