World Batttlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: Story from Burma

Reinforcements reached Burma last week. They were Chinese reinforcements: thousands of war-hardened soldiers, whose officers generally scorned the markings of rank, shared their men's Spartan fare and, in their tattered uniforms, looked like the lowest private. Many of the soldiers bore U.S. weapons. Quickly, with the British and Indian troops who had retired from Rangoon, they formed a new defense line across central Burma.

Rangoon and Southern Burma were lost. But the troops who lost the south had learned, the hard way, how to fight Japs. They might still be too few, but no longer would General Sir Archibald...

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