World: The Burmese Rump

Crashing south toward Singapore, the Jap had more than the glory of the Mikado to drive him on. He was in a desperate race with time, and if he could not beat the hands of the clock, his push to the strategic hub of the Far East was going to be a historic failure.

For just to the right of his soft rump lay Burma (see map], and Burma was still in British control.

The Jap recognized the danger. He stabbed at Rangoon with his bombers, with the dual purpose of knocking out Allied aircraft and...

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