World Battlefronts: Fireworks on Leyte

The victorious trend of the fight for Leyte Island, whose capture will give U.S. Army forces a strong clamp on the mid-Philippines, did not change last week. But the complexion of the fight was altered considerably. The Japs stiffened, and they brought in help from other bases. It looked as though U.S. communiqué writers had been overconfident again.

This change in complexion was hastily noted by Associated Pressman C. Yates McDaniel. He wrote one day, "The end of the Leyte-Samar campaign [is] in sight," and said next day: "Japanese reinforcements landed on Leyte...

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