BATTLE OF ASIA: Backsides Bare

In Mandalay last week a correspondent recalled a characteristic crack made by Lieut. General Joseph ("Uncle Joe") Stilwell, who now commands U.S. and Chinese forces in Burma. Said Uncle Joe: "The higher a monkey climbs on a pole, the more you can see of his backside." Uncle Joe said that many months ago. As the Jap climbed up the Burma pole last week, he saw much more of the Allies' backsides than they did of his.

The Chinese around Toungoo bore the brunt of the ground fighting, with no air support. The American...

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