World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Cold Comfort

The weather last week came to the aid of Allied forces in southwestern China. It was bitter weather, and it brought new suffering to ill-clad, undernourished lao ping (China's G.I. Joe). But it also gave China's armies a priceless gift of time. The enemy was trying to stabilize his positions after being driven back down the Kweiyang-Liuchow road and railway, clear out of Kweichow Province. At week's end, the two armies were digging into the frozen ground around Hochih.

Sleet-laden clouds hung like a leaden shroud over all the Kwangsi-Kweichow border area....

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