BATTLE OF ASIA: By Air & Foot

Rangoon was shaky, but Rangoon was holding. Trembling under a quick succession of bombing attacks, the Burma Road port could thank a turbulent, twisting river and a fighting Allied air force for the fact that it was not in Japanese hands last week.

Certainly Japanese land and air forces did not fail for lack of effort. Ninety miles east of Rangoon they established a jumping-off spot at the smoking, Kipling-sung city of Moulmein, fanned northward along Burma's longest and swiftest river, the Salween, for a frontal assault against the curving coastal Martaban-Pegu...