BATTLE OF ASIA: Victory by the Lakes

In the eastern suburbs of the city, coolies toiled on two mass tombs. Ashes and bodies of thousands of unknown invaders would rest there. In the northern and eastern suburbs torn and twisted Japanese corpses were being piled in neat heaps of 15 to 70 bodies each.

To the north, the remnants of an enemy expeditionary force of 100,000 slogged their way through the clinging goo of winter-flooded rice paddy fields as fast as heavy legs could take them. But they had a long way to go before they could reach the protection...

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