World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Defense & Offensive

To decide how to defend the Burma Road, one of Democracy's two vital lifelines (see p. 18), one of the world's greatest men, one of Britain's greatest generals and one of the U.S.'s greatest hopefuls met for three days last week. In Chungking Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek received Britain's Indian Commander, General Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, and the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Major General George H. Brett. They met to devise the ABCs of Allied land and air strategy.

The three strategists had three tough problems to solve. Should...

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