World Battlefronts: MARCH OF THE 400

This is the story of Lieut. General Joseph W. Stilwell's trip from Burma. It was cabled to TIME early this week by TIME'S Correspondent Jack Belden, who was with "Uncle Joe" Stilwell through the whole Burma campaign and the long march to India.

Marching at a dogged, fixed pace of 105 steps per minute, which became known to us as the "Stilwell Stride," the iron-haired, grim, skeleton-thin General walked into India with tommygun on shoulder at the head of a polyglot party of weary, hungry, sick American, British and Chinese Army officers, enlisted men, Burmese women nurses, Naga, Chin and Shan tribesmen...

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