World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: A Matter of Supply

More than ever before, China's future seemed to hang on the fighting in north Burma. As always, China's great need was supply; in north Burma this week there was hope that soon a small part of the need would be filled. If Chinese soldiers south of Myitkyina could fight the Burma-Ledo Road through, and U.S. engineers could follow them closely, as they had up to now, a route for supply from the U.S. via Calcutta and the Road would be opened to Chungking.

More important even than the Road was the 2,000-mile pipeline that went with it. Already the line,...

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