World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Burma Turnabout

For more than a year the Allies had hacked through the Burma jungles, around the swamps, over the roadless mountains. There were innumerable difficulties. The Japanese could employ small forces in the constricted battle areas to hold back larger forces. For most of the year the enemy had held almost all the all-season roads.

Last week the results of long-range Allied strategy burst into full bloom. The little Allied drives, inching through meaningless territory, had turned into a coordinated, full-sized offensive. 'Its main plan: to cut up the Jap forces (some 50,000...

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