Last week the lamb rose up and bit the wolf. Having been chased hurry-scurry from Kiangsi Province right to the suburbs of Changsha, Hunan, the Chinese turned around and, with a fury they have never shown before, lashed the Japanese back and back. This week a Japanese spokesman in Shanghai had to admit that his country's forces had returned to positions they occupied when the drive started.

Chinese strategy was superb. As they fell back toward Changsha, leading the Japanese to believe that they were still following the same old no-frontal-attack theories, the Chinese destroyed every rail line, every road....

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