World Battlefronts: --ALL YE FAITHFUL--

A church service came in fading, surging waves over half the earth's surface to the ears of TIME's Correspondent Teddy White. He was aboard a U.S. bomber in China, returning from a Christmas Eve visit to the Japanese army on the Salween River front. Afterward he cabled the following dispatch:

We crossed the Mekong and the Salween en route to the Japanese lines with lights out, our formation tight, the interlocking ships black against the rising moon behind them. Tengyueh lay absolutely still within the rectangular walls of its valley, with not a glimmer...

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