CHINA: The New Army

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Nanning fell. Far south in China, Chinese armies snapped the railroad lifeline (now at last referred to as a line of retreat) for Japan's armies in Malaya, Thailand and Indo-China. Farther north, other Chinese armies hacked doggedly at the same strategic artery whose seizure by Japan a year ago brought China to the brink. On the central coast a third Chinese force, having dislodged the Japanese from the port of Foochow, fanned north and west, preparing a possible landing zone for U.S. forces.

It remained to be seen how much of...

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