World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: March & Countermarch

By this week the reason why the Japs had fallen back from the escarpments of Kweichow was clear. It was not the desperate resistance of the Chinese; it was because the Japs had run out of supplies. They had turned back to get something to eat.

Like their early annual drives to Changsha, the offensive aimed at Kweiyang appeared thus to have been defeated. But like their drives to Changsha, it had achieved part of its purpose: the Japs had destroyed the Kwangsi-Kweichow railway and seized its rolling stock along the line of...

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