BATTLE OF ASIA: The Watch on Burma

The Burma keystone of Japanese strategy in Asia was under close surveillance:

> Chinese reports said that 30,000 Japanese, replete with collapsible boats and other war gear, were massed across the Salween River apparently ready to strike toward Kunming, 230 miles eastward on the route to Chungking.

> Six Japanese divisions, about 90,000 men, were said to be packed into Burma, more than enough to garrison the country, perhaps the beginnings of enough to attack India. The R.A.F. and U.S. airmen in India bombed Mandalay, Mingaladon, Toungoo, the Jap positions on the...

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