WAR IN CHINA: Puppets Still Divided

Puppets Still Divided

Japanese soldiers advanced only by yards last week on the 30-mile zigzag front along the Grand Canal north of Suchow, key point in the defense of the crucially important Lunghai Railway in north central China. While General Li Tsung-jen, commander-in-chief of the Chinese Central Army, poured thousands of fresh troops into the heavy fortifications along the Yi River, the Japanese, far removed from their bases, showed signs of weariness. The Chinese "Hindenburg Line" guarding the railway still held fast.

Striking quickly from the eastern side of the Lunghai Corridor,...

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