Legion Pulp: The Baturu Mandarin

Here is another Georges Surdez short story–only this one is set in the northern Tonkin jungles of French Indochina.  It was featured in the February 1934 issue of Adventure Magazine.  The plot revolves around young Lieutenant Larcher, a well-to-do scion, newly arrived in country and itching to prove himself.  After a very disappointing first patrol searching for a wily Chinese bandit he feels himself a failure.  However, the opportunity soon comes for him to literally buy himself a chance for redemption by funding and participating in a truly covert cross-border raid into China.

Baturu Mandarin

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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