BATTLE OF ASIA: Bloody Changsha

No battlefield of World War II has been more often contested than the 100-mile arc that fans north of Changsha, mid-China communications junction. Three times in three years the Japanese have slashed their way down from the Yangtze to fail almost at the gates of the city's smoke-stained shell.

Last week, like a recording needle caught in a groove, the campaign was repeating itself for the fourth time. Four Japanese columns drove south on the city. All through southeast Asia Japanese columns were moving forward in just such a fashion, using the lore...

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