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Re: More Chinese Korean War web sites
Numbers are interesting. Unfortunately, I don't read Chinese
either. Hopefully someone on this list does, or knows someone who does,
and will kind enough to get a good translation.
At 06:50 PM 2/27/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I used the Babelfish translator and looked at the two pages listed by Ming
>Fan last night.
>While the results, as noted, come out in "Chinglish" with quite odd
>grammar and syntax, they do present some numbers of interest.
>I may have misinterpreted the odd translation, but it appears to say this:
>360,000 dead of which
> 173,000 killed in action
> 187,000 died of wounds
>2,500,000 medical casualties
>...which comes up to over 6.5 million.
>The other numbers don't make much sense, other than the Communist
>predeliction to report enemy losses as "annihilated" and friendly losses
>as "sacrificed" or "martyred".
>Anyone read Chinese directly who can sort this out?
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