World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Double Pay-Off on the Border

One decisive battle is enough to settle most campaigns. But last week, with the monsoon due to write finis in May, the Burma campaign of 1943-44 was winding up with two decisive battles under way at once.

Even while the issue remained in doubt, it was evident that the Japanese had outgeneraled the Allies. For the Allies needed to win both battles to chalk up victory; the Japanese needed to win only one.

Stilwell's Gambit. With the crumbs tossed to him by China, the U.S. and Britain—two divisions of Chinese troops which he had...

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