World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: Japs Against the Sea

Against the patient, implacable sea a leaky boat must be constantly bailed. The Japs learned the lesson on dry land: in southeast China, where the sea of Chinese resistance still surged after more than five years. Where a Japanese soldier stood, and within the area where the comrades of his garrison could range, there was the kind of peace the Japs liked. But where no soldier stood in the country of the conquered, there was the timeless surge of reconquest.

The Jap had taken railroads. He found that he had to guard them, with...

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