World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: North of Canton

On only one of the world's battlefronts were the Allies in tragic defeat. In south-central China the Japanese drove relentlessly along the Canton-Hankow railroad to secure the western bastion of their stolen empire (TIME, July 3). Cabled TIME Correspondent Teddy White from an American air base in China:

Never has the Fourteenth Air Force fought more gloriously than in this hour

of crisis. The cumulative tension and exhaustion of weeks of ceaseless fighting are now visible in the grim, hardened countenance of 29-year-old General Clinton ("Casey") Vincent and in the sunken...

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