The Fall of China | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


The Fall of China


Nationalist Chinese Army soldiers evacuated fron Hainan arriving in Taipei in May 1950. Their arrival was covered by NBC foreign correspondent Cecil Brown, whose papers are part of the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. The fall of Nationalist China and Chiang Kai-Sheck's retreat to Formosa in December 1949 was evidence for many Americans that the charges made by Joseph R. McCarthy in February 1950 about communist conspiracy in the U.S. State Department were true.


Image ID: 48038

Creation Date: 1950-05 

Creator Name: Brown, Cecil




Collection Name: Cecil Brown papers, 1931-1994 (bulk 1931-1987)

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: PH 3150.11 page 32

Original Dimensions: 2.25 x 2.25 inches


Image #833


Clothing and dress

Military art and science


Transportation, Military


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