DANGER ZONES: Marx v. Buddha

As the Chinese Reds toiled last week across Tibet's forbidding, wind-scoured glacial plateau, their press & radio for the first time reported how they had prepared the blow.

Under General Liu Po-cheng ("The One-Eyed Dragon"), boss of Southwest China, the campaign was begun a year ago with drilling of troops in mountain warfare and of party commissars in the Tibetan tongue and customs. On Oct. 7 the advance got under way. Each soldier carried 100 lbs. of arms and rice. Other supplies were loaded on truck and yak caravans. Pontoon bridges were laid...

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