World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: The Enemy's Hand

The pattern of thought underlying the Japanese tactics on Luzon became clearer last week. On the northeast flank, the enemy yielded nothing; every yard of uptilted ground captured by Major General Innis P. ("Bull") Swift's I Corps was bitterly contested. Under attack from both west and south, Rosario (see map) had been a no man's land for days, battered by naval, air and artillery bombardment, before it fell. Even from there, the road to Baguio would be uphill all the way. The Japs had big guns emplaced. Though some of these were knocked...

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