Of China's 4,480,992 square miles, Japanese forces held:
This week: 625,272
Week ago: 616,750
Month ago: 600,000
Year ago: 500,000
Japan's new strategy of trying to nip off Shanghai and the tip of the Shanghai Peninsula by means of pincer armies closing in from North and South (TIME, Nov. 15), succeeded last week in relentless, smashing style. Long-eared Japanese Commander-in-Chief General Iwane Matsui helped his infantry pincers close by turning loose Japan's most potent naval and land artillery, hurled great projectiles screaming clear over the International Settlement to score hits on Chinese positions at...