CHINA: Another Year

The news of China had a somber, almost majestic sameness. Again the dispatches told of Jap advances, Chinese retreat, threatened disaster (see WORLD BATTLE-FRONTS). Again Chinese spokesmen pleaded for aid. Again the U.S. Government replied with a tribute. Vice President Wallace, leaving Chungking, left behind a message from President Roosevelt to Chiang Kaishek: "The stand which your people have made against the forces of aggression has set an example for all the friends of China. , . ."

Thus was ending the seventh year of China's war. It had not been a...

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