World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Ninth Year

When the Japanese began the war in 1937, they boasted that China could not hold out for more than 90 days. Last week, 2,922 days later, China entered her ninth year of desperate warfare, and now there were clear omens of victory.

Chinese troops followed up their capture of the Fourteenth Air Force base city of Liuchow (TIME, July 9) by closing in on four other onetime U.S. air bases—Paoking, Tanchuk, Kanhsien and "Kweilin. On the Indo-Chinese frontier, mountain troops extended their front to 160 miles. But at week's end Chungking reported one setback: Japanese marines had landed on the...

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