CHINA: The Weary Wait

Communist armies exploded into action again along the Shanghai front, which had lain quiet for 15 uneasy days. From the top floor of Broadway Mansions, Shanghai's tallest apartment building, tenants saw sharp flashes of cannon fire across the Whangpoo River, and the glow of burning villages farther to the north. At week's end, Red General Chen Yi's forces, driving relentlessly from the west and southwest, were within eight miles of the city. Simultaneously, two Red armies from the northwest knifed in toward Woosung Fort at the confluence of the Whangpoo and Yangtze rivers. At one point on the Woosung...

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