BATTLE OF ASIA: After Five Years

After five years of heart-searing battle, China faced the most serious threat of the war—the beginning of a new Jap campaign to storm her back door.

The Jap had cut the road that was China's lifeline to the fighting wealth of her allies. Now he charged with terrifying speed into the flank of her ragged fighters, defying analysis of his advance by the dazzling multiplicity of his spearheads. The Jap flung his main force in a curiously variegated pattern. Above Lashio, some 100 miles, he branched into two forks, sent one column...