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CHINESE REPULSE MONGOLS

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In 1232 AD the Chinese used rockets against the Mongols who were besieging the city of Kai-fung-fu. An arrow with a tube of gunpowder produced an arrow of flying fire. (Reproduced from a painting by Charles Hubbell and presented here courtesy of TRW Inc.and Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio)