FAR EAST: Japan Wins the War

While the western end of the Axis was crimping another little country last week (see p. 23), the eastern end did all right too. The war between Thailand and French Indo-China ended exactly where it began, in Tokyo. After three weeks of Japanese mediation, five days before the armistice was due to end, the Vichy Government announced it was prepared to make "large" territorial concessions. Said a Vichy spokesman: "We yielded to Japan, not Thailand."

From the first it was a war in which neither side stood to gain. The French, with their hands tied to the Axis, could hope only...

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