Date: Aug 17, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
An identification or rescue flag, also known as a blood chit, attracted the attention of
many visitors on Saturday at the opening of an exhibition for the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Sponsored by Academia Historica, the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Education, the exhibition at the Armed Forces Museum features documents and photographs relating to the 1937-1945 conflict.
One section of the exhibition, which is to run until Nov. 28, is dedicated to the American Volunteer Group (AVG), which operated in China during World War II. Among the items on display is a blood chit bearing an Republic of China (ROC) flag and Chinese inscription.
The blood chit says: “This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue and protect him.” [FULL STORY]