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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Daily LIFT #323

Comrade Bethune, poster, Song Ren, People's Republic of China,1973 -- Daily LIFT #323

Bethune shown operating under fire in China, 1939. He was working at a mobile hospital unit of the Chinese Communist forces defending against Japanese attacks.

On November 12, 1939 Bethune died as a result of blood poisoning due to a cut he received while operating on a wounded soldier.

In China he is regarded as one of the great heroes of the revolution.


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