•In 1938, one year after the ‘Rape of
Nanking’ Marquand wrote of his 1934
•“In the town of Kalgan… there dwelt
a man named Adams Purpiss.
He was the head of a trading company
which operated under a
German charter, but which was just as Communist Russian as Mr. Purpiss himself.
• It was the only company in the troubled period of 1934 which was allowed by Russia to cross with trading goods into Outer Mongolia…a year back they told me it had gone with the wind and Mr. Adams Purpiss and his German and Russian employees had gone with it.”