World Battlefronts: Joint Responsibility

There had been no blacker week since Singapore. No one vast loss, but a cumulative pattern of loss darkened the anti-Axis world; the fall of Bataan (see p. 18), disasters and failures in the Bay of Bengal and India (see p. 26), unabated retreat in Burma (see p. 26), the consequent peril to China. Heavier than any one of these tidings was the strain of waiting for the Nazis to loose their spring offensive (see p. 28).

As never before, the Allied peoples needed the antidote of aggressive action, or at least the promise...

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