World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: On the Plains of Delhi

In India's capital this week there was a beginning of military unity. Over New Delhi, long a cauldron of inter-and intra-Allied intrigue for military power and prestige, floated the flag of Admiral the Lord Louis Mountbatten. The banner, a phoenix, centered on the Union Jack where the crosses of Saints George, Andrew and Patrick intersect, signified official constitution of the Allied Command in Southeast Asia. It implied more: that hereafter, in the "Battle of Delhi," the Jap was to be the only enemy.

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