BATTLE OF ASIA: Man With a Plan

Across the face of Asia, from Vladivostok to the Bay of Bengal, the fighting men of five nations this week awaited Japan's next move. Russians, Chinese, Britons, Indians and Americans nervously tried to foresee the thrust of a military machine which has so far won at almost every turn of battle and politics, in almost every phase of war in the Far East.

A sense of emergency tautened the air of Allied uncertainty. Japanese feints and lunges at the Aleutians, the China seaboard, the northeastern frontiers of India, the northern fringes of Australia,...

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