WAR IN CHINA: Push of High Hope

A Japanese recently boasted that when Chinese soldiers took the offensive against Japanese on the ground, larks in the sky would attack eagles and goldfish in the waters would hunger after sharks. Larks and goldfish still knew their place last week, but not China's fighters. Along a 1,500-mile front they attacked.

Two things had given the Chinese hope. Firstly, the Japanese had gravely weakened their garrisons, especially in the extreme north and extreme south, in order to penetrate French Indo-China with a proper show of "peacefulness." Secondly, the Burma Road was open.

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