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Madame Chiang Kai-Shek Addresses Congress

On February 18, 1943, China's first lady, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, delivers a speech before the House and the Senate appealing to the U.S. Congress to provide aid for the Nationalists in their struggle against Japan and the Chinese Communists.

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