Foreign News: Upriver

On the Yangtze River battle front last week the Japanese marked up another victory. Held back for a fortnight by Chinese booms across the river at Matang and Matowchen, Japanese warships ploughed upriver, finally blasted Chinese defenders from Hukow. Capture of Hukow, lying at the top of China's second largest lake, Lake Poyang, gives the Japanese a jumping-off place for two drives on Hankow. One route leads down the navigable lake to Nanchang, main Chinese air base which was severely bombed last week, then across country to the vital Canton-Hankow rail-line. A...

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