World War: FAR EASTERN FRONT: FOOCHOW RECAPTURED

Foochow Recaptured

Last week the Chinese retook Foochow. The Japanese could have held it — but they were concentrating all available for more spectacular adventures on the road to glory (see p. 23). The Chinese nevertheless thought the achievement brilliant. It was the first time since the Japanese had sealed the south China coast almost airtight last spring (TIME, May 5) that the Chinese had fought their way into possession of a major seaport.

To the great smuggling rings of the China coast, with headquarters in swank Shanghai hotels and in Hong Kong, the recapture of Foochow meant cash in their...

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