BATTLE OF ASIA: Useless Corridor

As the Japanese withdrew from their hard-won corridor through South China, the Chinese Army, cleaning up scattered resistance, cautiously advanced in their wake. Along a 180-mile front in Kwangsi Province, eager Chinese drew near to prizes they had lost a year ago—the air-base cities of Liuchow and Kweilin. This week TIME Correspondent Theodore H. White, first newsman to enter the recaptured corridor and "visit Nanning, radioed this report:

A trip to Nanning is good for the soul. The primary impression one gets in talking to people here is of the stupid, hollow nature of the great Japanese victories of 1944. Here...

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