BATTLE OF CHINA: Qualified Glory

The Jap still held the vital coastline of southeast China, but in the interior the offensive was falling from his hands. Tokyo had its explanation. It was that troops were being withdrawn from Chekiang and Kiangsi Provinces "to secure a . . . position for future action."

Perhaps Tokyo was telling the truth. Perhaps troops were being moved out of China for the Manchukuoan or the Indian front. All China's dauntless, underarmed soldiers knew was that wherever they met the enemy, he took a beating.

Last week, while the token U.S. Air Force...

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